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

Your tax-deductible gift makes it possible for us to provide opportunities for children and families of ALL abilities and needs 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 partner with GiveDirect to securely process recurring donations.

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]

Corporate Matching

Double Your Impact….It’s not too late!

Did you know on average about 1 in 10 companies match employee donations?

By simply completing a matching-gift form from you company you may be able to double- even triple the impact of your donation to Candlelight Ranch. If you volunteer with us your employer may provide us with a grant as a way to recognize your ongoing support. Most employers included spouses or retirees in their matching-gift program.

As a supporter of Candlelight Ranch, you know that contributions of any amount help us to do more for the over 1900 children and families we will serve this year. We encourage you to take advantage of this wonderful program and are extremely grateful for your dedication!

Stock Transfers & Donor Advised Funds (DAF's)

There are other ways you can bring JOY to Candlelight Ranch Families through a Stock Transfer or Donor Advised Funds (DAF’S).

Stock Transfer

  • Candlelight Ranch accepts stock as a gift or donation.
  • To make a gift of stock, please contact [email protected]

Donor Advised Funds (DAF’s)

  • You can recommend a DAF gift through your financial institution or foundation. *
  • Call you fund manager and recommend supporting Candlelight Ranch, along with the amount of the grant
  • Your fund manager will send a check directly to Candlelight Ranch from your fund.*

*Please request for your name and address to be included. We recommend that you contact Candlelight Ranch to inform us of your gift, so we can thank you for your generosity.

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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