Thank YOU for your generous support of our mission and programs.

Your tax-deductible gift makes it possible for us to provide opportunities for special needs children, at-risk youth and their families the opportunity to learn, explore and heal.

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Ways to Give

You donation makes it possible for us to provide our important and necessary programs to children and families.  Your donation directly impacts the lives of over 1,800 central Texas children and families that visit the ranch each year.

Making a donation through our secure server is fast and easy, and when we receive your donation, we will send you an acknowledgement in the mail for tax purposes.

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We offer many ways to give, whether a one-time gift, monthly support, in tribute to someone, or by supporting one of our events.

Become a Monthly Supporter

A tax-deductible donation of $20, $50, $100 or more every month helps us create joy and heal hearts of the children and families we serve.  We will automatically charge the preferred amount to your credit card each month and you can rest assured that your help will be ongoing.

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Please note: We use a nonprofit service to process our credit card transactions. GIVEDIRECT is the name that will appear on your credit card statement – not Candlelight Ranch. Using a 3rd party helps keep our costs low and allows us to spend more time and money on programs.

Become A Candlelight Ranch Legacy Fund Member

Candlelight Ranch is ensuring that generations of future Texans enjoy the ranch through our endowment. The Candlelight Ranch Legacy Fund is held by the Austin Community Foundation.  Donations to our endowment ensure the Ranch’s long-term vision and sustainability. You can contribute to our legacy fund by:

  • Making a cash or stock gift
  • Leaving Candlelight Ranch a bequest
  • Designating Candlelight Ranch as an insurance beneficiary
  • Creating a charitable gift method of your choice

Please contact Jenn Hartner – [email protected] to learn how you can make a contribution to our Legacy Fund or to Transfer a Gift of Stock.

Become A Corporate Sponsor

Community businesses play an integral role in supporting our programming, special events and mission of Candlelight Ranch.

Whether you are interested in sponsoring an event, employee team-building, or exposure to our diverse base of supporters, we will work with you to customize a partnership that suits your needs! To learn more, please contact Tara Gray, Development Director at [email protected]

Other Ways to help

Visit our WISH LIST on and purchase needed items that can be shipped directly to us. And when shopping at Amazon, log onto and choose Candlelight Ranch as your favorite charity. A portion of your eligible purchases will be donated back to us.

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