Empowering the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through social, educational, residential and vocational opportunities.

Annual Report

Down Home Ranch accomplishes its mission by:

  • Providing residency for people with IDD in 6-bed, 4-bed, 3-bed, 2-bed and 1-bed homes
  • Providing vocational skills training and paid employment, with diverse job opportunities and options both on and off the Ranch
  • Providing a community for people with and without IDD to enjoy companionship, friendships, fun, travel, recreation and an active lifestyle
  • Integrating itself into the surrounding local communities and the larger Austin metropolitan community, while becoming increasingly active on the national stage
  • Seeking to be on the cutting edge in creating an entrepreneurial organization that attracts people interested in disability, horticulture, agriculture, environment, good stewardship and more


We will provide a high quality of life for our residents, offering lifelong opportunities and supporting individual choice.  Our programs will make it possible for everyone to benefit from our unique environment.

Core Values

  • Individual Connection with the Rancher
  • Do With, Not For – Lead by Example
  • Use Your Skill Set to Move the Mission Forward
  • Be of Service

Goals For the future

  • Expanding enterprise opportunities for Ranchers
  • Facilitate a healthier lifestyle for Ranchers
  • Restraining expenses, increasing income, cutting energy use and cost, using resources (e.g. water, electricity, vehicles) wisely, building an endowment
  • Achieving a balanced operating budget, with income growing faster than expenses

Member Organizations