Thank you for choosing to Amp the Ranch!

We’re all shook up by your generosity during Amplify 2018! The impact you have made on Down Home Ranch is tremendous. Overall, we raised over $40,000 for the Ranchers!

Thank you for standing up, stepping out and immersing yourself in the mission of Down Home Ranch. Your donation signifies that you are here for the long run, making sure that Down Home Ranch continues empowering the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through social, educational, residential and vocational opportunities.

On behalf of the Ranchers, Staff, DHR Board and the King Elvis himself, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you VERY MUCH!

Where the money goes

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We hold weekly educational classes for our Ranchers. One such class is called “Explore Our Community” where Ranchers and staff travel to nearby landmarks, museums, parks and more, learning more about our local communities.



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Who doesn’t like a good game of basketball?! Your donations go directly to funding the FUN of basketball, volleyball, Frisbee golf, swimming, bowling and MUCH MORE!



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Our Ranchers receive many opportunities by living at Down Home Ranch. One of those opportunities is learning a vocational skill. Here you can see one of our Ranchers being taught by the Director of Ranch Operations how to maintain one of the many golf carts we have on the Ranch. In 2018, we are working towards creating more opportunities for Ranchers to work off-site in their vocation of choice!


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Owning your own home is a part of the American Dream, right? Well, we help to fulfill this dream for some of our Ranchers here at Down Home Ranch. Here one of our Ranchers is proudly holding this sign in front of his very own Micro house!




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Look at those smiles! Your donation helps to create that JOY!  Cooking classes are a highlight for our Ranchers. They get the chance to learn new skills and spend time laughing and making a “masterpiece” a.k.a. “A MESS”! Your donations go directly to funding these classes and the cost of materials, staffing, etc.


Amplify AustinAt Down Home Ranch we provide a very basic human freedom to adults with intellectual disabilities….. the ability to live a good life in a safe, family-like community, with a circle of close, life-long friends. These friendships are special because they are between individuals who truly understand and support one another through life’s ups & downs, while sharing their hopes, dreams, interests, music, and best of all, lots of hearty laughs and fun times.


Amplify AustinRanch hand or gardener?! When you give to Down Home Ranch, you are giving adults with special needs the ability to CHOOSE their job. We currently offer jobs in Maintenance, Food Service, Barns & Animal Husbandry, Gardens & Greenhouses, Administration, Arts & Crafts (sellable works) and the Janitorial “Clean Team.”




How Can You Help for Amplify 2019?

Be a Donor: Join us anytime and make a 100% tax-deductible gift(s)!  You can even “schedule” a donation for the day of Amplify Austin starting in early January, 2019!

Be a Fundraiser: Connect your passion for Down Home Ranch and your network of friends and family by creating your own personal fundraising campaign page!  As a fundraiser, you set the goal, you spread the word, and you become a champion of your cause! Need help with creating your fundraising page? Kelly from our Development team would be happy to set one up for you!  Email her at [email protected] or call 512-856-0128 ext 129

Be a Business Fundraiser:  Get your fellow employees to come together and donate to Down Home Ranch as a group… this is a GREAT way to give back to the community as a TEAM!

Contact [email protected] or call 512-856-0128 with any questions!

Visit our Amplify Austin page!