The Tarrant Foundation was created by businessman and entrepreneur Rich Tarrant. In 1969, Rich co-founded one of the nation’s leading healthcare technology companies, IDX Systems Corporation. Headquartered in Vermont and with offices worldwide, IDX went public in 1995 and was acquired by GE Healthcare in 2006.

Rich leveraged his success at IDX to build several new businesses now doing groundbreaking work in the fields of healthcare, renewable energy, and others. With his wife, Deb, he also dedicated substantial resources to the Tarrant Foundation to apply the tools and strategies of entrepreneurship to grantmaking.