Empire Ranch Foundation
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The Empire Ranch Foundation welcomes your support!

The Empire Ranch Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that was established in 1997. Acting in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management, the purpose of the Foundation is to protect, restore and sustain the Empire Ranch historical buildings and landscape as an outstanding western heritage and education center. We fund projects through the support of members, individuals and businesses, through public, corporate and foundation contributions and grants, and through proceeds from special fundraising activities.

Your gift to the Empire Ranch Foundation will help to preserve and protect the Empire Ranch historic buildings and landscape for generations to come. There are a variety of ways to support to our efforts.

Become a Member

A strong membership provides important ongoing support and demonstrates that the Empire Ranch is meaningful to the community and worthy of investment. Member donations accounted for 34% of ERF’s income in 2023.

Click here to learn more about membership and to join.

New Ranch House Fund

The Empire Ranch Foundation is undertaking a capital campaign to renovate the New Ranch House to serve as conference space for education programs, a place for environmental researchers to come stay for a day or two while they study the beautiful area of the Las Cienegas National Conservation Area, and as office space for the Foundation.

Contribute to the New Ranch House Fund with one-time or ongoing donations. Click here for more information and to donate.

Planned Giving

Another way to ensure a secure future for the historic Empire Ranch is to make a bequest (planned gift) through your will or living trust.  Please contact the Foundation at admin@empireranchfoundation.org or (888) 364-2829 for more information about planned giving options.