“My son and I much enjoyed our visit with you some months ago. Enclosed is a donation for your good work.”


Halleck Creek Ranch donors are essential to the success of each rider and an integral part of the therapy team. Donor support allows Halleck Creek Ranch to offer the therapeutic riding program at little or no cost to each rider – to ensure that the program is always available to families with financial needs, and to keep a diverse community of participants. In addition to program support, donors help maintain the ranch, fund special purchases and projects, and provide quality-care for the horse herd. Donations are tax deductible. Halleck Creek Ranch is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation and a registered California charity. All donations are tax deductible according to current tax law.

There are many ways to support the work at Halleck Creek Ranch:

Donate stock or other securities

To donate stock or other securities, please email mscannell@halleckcreekranch.org so we can give you the information you’ll need to initiate the transfer from your brokerage account. Please include your full name and address, and the number of shares and name of the stock in your email, so we can properly identify the transfer when it occurs.

Legacy Giving

Whether supported through an outright gift or planned gift, Halleck Creek Ranch will always offer a unique place for special kids and adults through the generosity and commitment of people like you. A planned gift is one way many of our supporters choose to ensure we can offer an authentic ranch experience while also providing high quality therapeutic riding.

Benefits of Planned Giving

  • Complete a lifetime of generous giving to Halleck Creek Ranch
  • Make a larger gift than might have been possible during your lifetime
  • Reduction or avoidance of income taxes and estate taxes
  • Meeting both your financial needs and philanthropic goals

Bequests and Will

A bequest is a transfer of property by will—for example, cash, stocks, bonds, real estate, works of art, or antiques—to an individual or to a charitable organization such as Halleck Creek Ranch.

The following is suggested language to use in wills and a variety of other estate planning tools. Always talk with your attorney or estate planner on your specific needs.

Making a Gift to Halleck Creek Ranch

I give and bequeath the sum of $ ________ (or ________% of my estate) to Halleck Creek Ranch which is located in Nicasio California at PO Box 159 Nicasio, CA 94946 to be used for its general purposes.

You may also give a particular asset (“my shares of XYZ stock…”) or a portion of the residue of your estate after other bequests have been paid (“50% of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate…”).

There are several other types of planned gifts including trusts, identifying Halleck Creek Ranch as a beneficiary of your Life Insurance policy, or your Retirement Plan (IRA). Feel free to contact Molly Scannell, Executive Director, mscannell@halleckcreekranch.org or 415-662-2488 for more information.

Breaking Barriers Fund

This fund provides scholarship support to riders who come from low-income families, ensuring that Halleck Creek Ranch can break the financial barriers to participation in the therapeutic riding program, and continue to serve a diverse community of riders. Please contact Molly Scannell, Executive Director, mscannell@halleckcreekranch.org or 415-662-2488 for more information.

Halleck Creek Institute Fund at the Marin Community Foundation

This fund originated as a bequest from a long-time donor, and is managed by the Marin Community Foundation. It provides support for special ranch projects, as well as general operating support for the Halleck Creek Ranch therapeutic riding program. Donors are invited to gift cash, stocks, or other assets. Please contact Molly Scannell, Executive Director, mscannell@halleckcreekranch.org or 415-662-2488 for more information.

Donate A Horse

Do you have a wonderful, middle-aged horse looking for a partial retirement? As part of the Halleck Creek Ranch herd, your horse will receive excellent care, lots of attention, and be a vital part of our therapeutic riding program.

Sponsor An Event

Halleck Creek Ranch hosts many special events throughout the year. Event Sponsors underwrite the costs associated with each event. Event Sponsors will be recognized in all event publicity and on the day of the event.

Wish List

Donate any of the supplies and equipment necessary to run the ranch and program.