Erik's Ranch, Inc.

A nonprofit organization

$6,630 raised by 17 donors

22% complete

$30,000 Goal

At Erik’s Ranch & Retreats, our mission is to provide independent living, meaningful work, and social opportunities for young adults with autism at our locations in Edina, MN and Livingston, MT. 

Anyone who has been to Erik’s Ranch in Montana understands its magic. For our young adults on the autism spectrum, it’s a place to pursue their passions, earn a living doing what they love, and interact with travelers from around the world. For guests, it’s a chance to escape the chaos of everyday life, enjoy spectacular mountain views and accommodations -- all while supporting a life-changing mission. 

This magical experience was recently featured on the popular Netflix series The World’s Most Amazing Vacation Rentals. If you have a Netflix account, we encourage you to give it a watch here. We hope it will inspire you to make a gift to support our members on the autism spectrum and help them lead fulfilling lives on their own terms.

One of our biggest needs right now is funding for our volunteer program. Volunteers are crucial to our success both at the Minnesota retreat and Montana ranch. By making a gift today, you ensure our members have  the support they need to continue to follow their dreams and access the opportunities that everyone deserves.  

At Erik’s Ranch & Retreats it is our mission to provide independent living, meaningful work, and social opportunities for young adults with autism.

Founded in 2008, Erik’s Ranch & Retreats is a first-of-its-kind living, working, and social environment for young adults with autism. We have a unique boutique style retreat in Edina, Minnesota, featuring updated hotel style accommodations, and a guest ranch in Montana. Both locations are home to young adults with autism, but what truly sets us apart is that these young adults help operate the facilities as concierge, bakers, horse grooms, tour guides and many other essential roles.

Erik's Ranch & Retreats provides its members individual housing, meaningful employment, and social opportunities under one roof. This allows our members to match their strengths and passions to their employment, have supported positive social and recreational opportunities enabling independence, engage in surroundings that encourage family and community participation, and THRIVE as accepted members of society.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your consideration.

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Erik's Ranch, Inc.

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3420 Heritage Drive
Edina, MN 55435



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