Giving to Spring Lake Ranch

What People Are Saying...

  • I went from the desperation and anxiety of not knowing what to do with my life to becoming a business owner and a working artist who also supports dozens of other artists. Spring Lake Ranch was the catalyst. My time with the Ranch got me here.


According to the National Institute of Mental Health, one in five adults in the United States lives with a mental illness. That’s 44.7 million people. In addition, substance abuse is extremely high among people struggling with mental illness. The effects of these illnesses on both individuals and their families can be devastating, but residential mental health care is rarely covered by insurance companies. The average length of stay at Spring Lake Ranch is between six and 12 months (or more), making it out of reach for many families with limited means.

Spring Lake Ranch provides financial assistance to many of our residents’ families in both the Cuttingsville and Rutland Program, which is made possible through generous donations to the Sarcka Scholarship Fund from friends like you.

Make a Gift Today

Sarcka Scholarship Fund
Annual Fund gifts are allocated to Sarcka Scholarship Fund, named for our founders Wayne and Elizabeth Sarcka. We welcome gifts made in honor or in remembrance of a friend or family member. This fund provides financial assistance to those who would benefit from a stay at the Ranch, but do not have the financial resources to pay the full fee. By making a gift to the Sarcka Scholarship Fund, you have the opportunity to change the trajectory of someone’s life, providing them opportunities to grow and thrive in a diverse and supportive community.

Click here to make a gift or you may mail a check payable to Spring Lake Ranch to:
Spring Lake Ranch
Attn: Development Office
1169 Spring Lake Road
Cuttingsville, VT 05738

For more information, or to make a donation of stock, please call the Development Office at 802.492.3322.

Enni’s Legacy Circle
Enni’s Legacy Circle recognizes individuals who are part of the Spring Lake Ranch community and support it by making a planned gift. Click here to learn more about Enni's Legacy Circle.

Wells Endowment Fund

The Wells Endowment Fund was established in 1992 in honor of Michael and Phyllis wells, who have made a long and outstanding contribution to Spring Lake Ranch. Michael served as director for 35 years and Phyllis as financial manager and advisor to many residents. Our hope is to continue building the endowment through bequests, major gifts, and other planned giving. A portion of the income from the Wells Endowment Fund is used to support operations and financial aid each year.

Making a Special Gift or In-Kind Donation

Many donors choose to designate their gift toward a specific area of interest or need. This could include capital projects, Work Program, recreation activities, and more. If you are interested in designating a gift or learning more about funding opportunities, please contact the Development Office at 802.492.3322.

If you are interested in making an in-kind donation to the Ranch, please contact the Development Office at 802.492.3322 for a list of current needs.