Our non-profit status

CarShare Vermont is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We’re mission-driven because we believe this is the most effective way to achieve our social change agenda and maximize the benefits of car-sharing. Rather than focusing on our bottom line alone, we strive to provide an accessible and affordable service that reduces overall car use while improving mobility for people of all income levels. If turning a profit was our primary goal, we might be forced to encourage people to drive our cars more than their own, or our pricing would reflect a service that only a few could afford. We also believe that financial self-sufficiency is simply a more sustainable goal—and this means we intend to stick around and continue to put every dollar we earn back into CarShare Vermont and the community we serve.

Studies show that members of
car-sharing organizations reduce their driving by almost half! That’s a lot of emissions avoided and fuel saved.