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Vermont Funders

The Richard E. and Deborah L. Tarrant Foundation

The Tarrant Foundation is based in Winooski, Vermont and was created with a mission to help meet basic needs, create opportunity, and improve the lives of people in Vermont. The Tarrant Foundation was created by businessman and entrepreneur Rich Tarrant.

Regions: The Tarrant Foundation engages in community based grant-making to Vermont based organizations.

Issues Supported: Community based grant-making at the Tarrant Foundation is focused on basic and emergency aid, and community and economic development.

Grant Process and Application: The Tarrant Foundation awards between 50 – 70 competitive grants annually. The Tarrant Foundation does not have application deadlines, and applications can be submitted throughout the year. Find out more information about the grant-making process by visiting the Foundation website.

Grant-Making Per Year: The Endowment has provided over $2.9 billion to California organizations since its founding. In 2020, the Endowment provided grants in the amount of $159.4 million.

Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: The Vermont Foundation of Recovery (VFOR) has a mission to create a statewide network of Recovery Homes (clean and sober living homes) to help people suffering from Substance Use Disorder, re-assimilate into society by supporting the transitions from active use, to recovery, to independent living. VFOR has six houses located across the state in primarily rural localities including Caledonia, Franklin, Lamoille, Rutland Counties.

The Couch Family Foundation

The mission of the Couch Family Foundation is to be a catalyst for change in the lives of children and their families by creating quality and equitable opportunities to help them learn, thrive, and lead healthy, fulfilling lives. The Couch Family Foundation is run by Barbara and Dick Couch.

Regions: The Couch Family Foundation partners with organizations serving the Upper Valley Region of New Hampshire, Vermont, and Martha’s Vineyard.

Issues Supported: The Couch Family Foundation supports people and programs working to improve children’s health and well-being, early learning and development, family resiliency, and community vibrancy.

Grant Process and Application: The Couch Foundation has quarterly application deadlines, Nov. 15, 2021-January 30, 2022, February 1-April 30, 2022, May 3-July 30, 2022 and August 2-October 31, 2022. Applications can be submitted via their online portal.

Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: The Couch Family Foundation supports the Vermont Alliance for Recovery Residences (VTARR) which operates a number of rural recovery homes across the state and supports those in recovery from substance use disorders by improving access to recovery residences. The Couch Family Foundation and VTARR support a recovery home called Maple St Dismas located in Windsor County, Vermont. 

Vermont Opioid Settlement Funds

Total Settlement Funds in Virginia

  • Total $65 million: $53 million from distributors and $12 million from Johnson & Johnson

Fund Distribution

  • 15% to local governments
  • 15% to the state
  • 70% to the Opioid Abatement Special Fund


  • Funds from three distributors will be paid over 18 years
  • Funds from Johnson & Johnson will be paid over 9 years

Application Process

  • Not established

Spending So Far

  • NA

Key Contacts

  • Attorney General Joshua R. Diamond, 802-828-3171,

Key Links

How About Your County?

To get a quick overview of the resources available in your county, including gaps that may need to be addressed, visit the Recovery Ecosystem Index Map developed through a partnership between the Fletcher Group Rural Center Of Excellence, the NORC Walsh Center at the University of Chicago, and East Tennessee State University.

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