Thank you for your support of El Ranchito de los Niños!

Your Gift Really Makes a Difference!

100% of the home's funding is from private sources including individuals, businesses, corporations, In-kind gifts, corporate and private foundation grant funding sources. We do not receive any state or federal funding. Your gift, no matter the size, contributes to El Ranchito’s mission to provide unadoptable children a nurturing, long-term, safe, and loving home where they can grow up with their siblings and remain connected to their biological families.

There are so many ways that you can personally make a difference in a child’s life. To those of you who already support us, we want you to know how much we appreciate you.

Whether it is through support of the Annual Fund, a planned gift, a gift of In-Kind, or an individual cash gift, your involvement shows a powerful commitment to help us give children a solid foundation for life through providing quality education, while teaching values for living and for service to family and community.

Your financial contribution goes to the care of the children living at El Ranchito by providing food, clothes, a home, counseling and therapy, as well as 24 hour round-the-clock houseparents and caregivers.

Individual giving opportunities:

Annual Fund: General donations given at weekly, monthly, or yearly intervals.

In Memory/Honor: In the spirit of true generosity, many donors establish gifts to honor a loved one, or special someone. These unique gifts not only provide essential support to the children of El Ranchito, but very importantly, ensure the honorees’ legacy will endure forever at El Ranchito de los Niños. The honor/memory of that person will live on in our home through your gift and our efforts to provide the children with a family and home to “call their own.” Provide the information with your contribution and we will send you a receipt with an acknowledgement card to the person(s) of your choice.

Pledges/Matching Gifts: Through United Way or CFC (Combined Federal Campaign #71030) you are able to designate your pledge to El Ranchito de los Niños. Some employers also have matching gift programs – for every donated employee dollar – the employer will match the donation. Contact your employer for more information.

Endowed Gifts: Give the gift of higher education or to the future of El Ranchito de los Niños. Endowed funds are permanent funds, critical to the future of the children’s home. These funds use your investment to support a purpose of your choosing, bearing the donor’s name to perpetually celebrate your commitment and support of El Ranchito de los Niños. An endowed gift can be established with a minimum of $10,000.

Planned Gifts: Planned giving allows you to make a generous gift to El Ranchito, arrange for lifetime income for yourself or a beneficiary, and accrue significant tax benefits.

Stocks/Securities: Long-term appreciated stocks and securities are almost always an excellent way to provide financial support. Gifts of stock or securities can be used to support the annual fund, or in establishing an endowed gift, or planned giving arrangements, while at the same time providing a double benefit to you – a current income tax deduction and avoidance of capital gains taxes.

Gift of Life Insurance: Often times supporters no longer need their life insurance that was purchased years ago to provide for family members who no longer are in need of that assurance.

Pooled Income Fund: Your gift of money, marketable securities, or a combination of, may be invested together to create a named endowment fund or planned gift.

Charitable Lead Trust: Individuals with large estates may use a charitable lead trust to benefit El Ranchito and pass the principal to family members with little or no tax penalty.

Gifts of Retirement Plans: Your IRA assets may be transferred to a charitable lead trust providing life income to the beneficiary, leading to an eventual gift to El Ranchito.


Your tax deductible contribution to El Ranchito de los Niños is deeply appreciated. Your gift will help us to become as effective as we can in providing a safe and loving environment for children in need of a home.

To support our efforts, please send your check or money order to:
El Ranchito de 
los Niños, Inc.
PO Box 2400
Los Lunas, NM 87031

You may also call us at (505) 565-4470 with your credit card information. We accept Visa, MC, Discover and American Express.