Stewardship at the Ranch

Stewardship at the Ranch

Stewardship at the Ranch

Thank you for believing in the ministry of Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch. We help troubled children recover from the pain of their past and find ways to overcome their struggles.  As 2018 draws to a close, many supporters of Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch begin to look at their year-end giving. Folks have called and written in requesting our Federal Tax ID, IRS 990 forms and other questions about how we are set up.

We are honored to help our donors feel confident in our stewardship of their hard-earned assets. Your prayers and generosity are critical to the success of our ministry and we are grateful to you. By investing in the kids at the Ranch, you are helping to make their lives and our communities better.

Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch consists of three separate corporations providing for the needs of the children who come through our doors.  Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch provides residential treatment and educational services for children with psychiatric and trauma-related issues. Dakota Family Services (DFS) is our outpatient clinic that provides best-in-class therapy for children and adults.  Dakota Boys and Girls Foundation raises money to support the over-and-above services we provide to our children. The Foundation supports our Spiritual Life Program in its entirety, as well as our horse program, wellness program, wilderness program, and all the other extra components we provide to give our precious children the best chance to heal and find hope for a better future.  

In all three corporations, we keep our administrative costs as low as possible while still maintaining the systems required to comply with regulations, meet licensing requirements, raise money, employ and train effective leaders, maintain facilities, meet the industry’s highest accreditation and quality standards, maintain and upgrade technology, and more.

We do these things with just 12% of our budget. Eighty-eight percent of every dollar we raise supports the direct care and treatment of the troubled, complicated and amazing children who come through our doors.

Please let us know if you would like a copy of our most recent IRS Form 990 or audited financial statements.

Thank you for your dedication to the children in our care. We are honored to help them feel hope and discover success.

God bless!

Janet Zinke
Senior Development Officer

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Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch is a Christian residential treatment and educational center for children and their families. We help the most troubled, complicated, and amazing kids by providing best-in-class psychiatric therapy and trauma-informed care, where we look kids in the eye, walk with them, and help them become their best selves.

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