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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

You Ask. We Answer.

How can I become a participant of one of your programs?

As of December 2023, TriCord Ranch Foundation is currently exclusively offering access to the Cord One Pilot Program. As we navigate our initial launch phase and work towards expansion, our goal is to establish residential services and comprehensive programs by July 2024. During this developmental period, we're dedicated to advocating for our clients and facilitating connections to vital community resources.

Additionally, we offer personalized one-on-one life coaching sessions to support individuals on their journey toward holistic growth and development.

For further details or inquiries, please reach out to us at 405-429-9388 or via email at intake@tricordranch.org. We're here to provide any necessary information and support to those seeking our services.

What is the cost of your programs?

At TriCord Ranch Foundation, we firmly believe in removing financial barriers to access our transformative programs. All our services are provided to participants completely free of charge. Our commitment is to ensure that every individual receives exceptional care, irrespective of their financial circumstances.

As we navigate the launch of our organization and pilot our programs, securing funding resources is crucial. While we actively pursue grants and scholarships from local communities and federal sources, this process takes time. Your support is instrumental in sustaining our mission. We invite you to explore our 'Get Involved' page, where you can learn more about supporting TriCord Ranch Foundation through monetary contributions, volunteering opportunities, and partnership initiatives. By joining hands with us, you become an integral part of empowering individuals to embark on a journey of healing and growth. Together, we can make a profound impact on the lives of those in need.

 

Visit our Get Involved page today to discover how you can be a catalyst for positive change with TriCord Ranch Foundation

How much of my donation goes toward directly supporting trauma victims? 

Every donation, regardless of its form, serves as crucial support for TriCord Ranch Foundation's mission to aid Oklahomans in need. Our dedicated staff diligently manage our financial resources and leverage donor assistance to maximize the utilization of 'no-cost' benefits and reduced-fee services available to non-profit organizations.

As a 501(c)3 organization, transparency regarding our funding sources and expenses is paramount. We maintain an ongoing list of needed items in our Asset Donations section on our 'Get Involved' page. This list evolves as we progress, establishing both the ranch and urban locations for our program participants.

To ensure accountability and transparency, we utilize GuideStar for financial oversight and IRS reporting, ensuring that our operations are conducted with integrity and clarity. For specific inquiries about donations or assets, please feel free to reach out to Genie Funk, our Executive Director, at 405-429-9388.

Your contributions play a pivotal role in enabling us to continue our vital work in the community. Thank you for considering supporting TriCord Ranch Foundation's journey toward positive impact and meaningful change

Is my contribution to TriCord Ranch Foundation tax deductible?

As an IRS-recognized public charity, all contributions to TriCord Ranch Foundation qualify for tax-advantaged status depending on the individual donor's tax situation. Please contact your tax advisor for more information. 

May I make an estate gift, bequest, IRA, Stock, or planned gift to TriCord Ranch Foundation?

Yes, please contact us at giving@tricordranch.org to discuss making a planned, securities, or other non-cash gift, or contact your estate or financial planner for assistance. 

Will my donation be shared publicly?

No, please visit TriCord Ranch Foundation for more information on our privacy practices. 

What fundraising efforts are being made to raise funds for the purchase of the foundation headquarters?

TriCord Ranch Foundation launched a crowdfunding campaign on 11/29/23 specifically to start raising money to be set aside for the purchase of the foundation headquarters and first TriCord Ranch location. We are also working with volunteers to submit grant proposals and applications through Grants.gov and SBA.gov. In addition, we are creating corporate partnerships and applying for in-kind donations. We have applied for local foundations and individual giving programs.  

Why is a ranch location beneficial for dealing with trauma?

A ranch setting can be incredibly beneficial in processing trauma due to its unique environment and therapeutic potential. 

  • Nature's Healing Power: Being in a natural setting like a ranch offers a serene and calming environment. Nature has a proven therapeutic effect on mental health, reducing stress, anxiety, and depression. The open spaces, fresh air, and connection to the outdoors can promote relaxation and a sense of well-being, essential for trauma recovery. 
     

  • Safety and security: Ranches often provide a sense of safety and security. The quiet, secluded setting can create a feeling of being away from the chaos of everyday life, allowing individuals to feel more comfortable and secure as they explore the root of their feelings.
     

  • Animal-Assisted Therapy: Interacting with animals, whether horses, dogs, or other creatures, can build trust, empathy, and emotional connections. This can be particularly beneficial for individuals who struggle with trust issues or have difficulty expressing emotions verbally. 
     

  • Physical Activity and Mindfulness: Ranch activities often involve physical movement, such as caring for animals, gardening, or even simple tasks like walking in the open spaces. Engaging in physical activities can release endorphins and promote mindfulness, helping individuals stay present in the moment, which is crucial in trauma processing.
     

  • Community and Support: Working alongside others who are also on a journey of healing creates a supportive environment where individuals can share experiences, learn from one another, and feel a sense of belonging. 
     

  • Metaphorical Learning: Tasks or challenges on the ranch can be used as metaphors for overcoming obstacles or working through emotional difficulties, providing valuable insights, and promoting personal growth. 

What type of property is TriCord Ranch Foundation looking for?

We are looking for at least 40 acres, preferably 160 acres, of Oklahoma native land or mostly native land to serve as the headquarters and ranch location. 

What does TriCord Ranch Foundation plan on doing with that type of property?

We plan to operate our residential facility and foundation headquarters on a working ranch model.  With 160 acres we will be able to have a variety of livestock, horses, chickens, vegetable and herb gardens, fruit and nut orchard, hay fields, barn, corral, bunkhouses for men and women, 10-15 tiny homes, a mess hall with cafeteria-grade kitchen and meeting rooms, ranch store, modest Executive Director home, office spaces for partner providers, primitive campground, hiking trails, high and low ropes courses, activities field and chapel. At least three of the tiny homes will be ADA-approved as will all of the public buildings.

How will TriCord Ranch Foundation generate revenue once the ranch is established? 

Our main priority will be to our clients, however, we have to remember that statistically, we have just as many potential clients still out in the community, afraid to ask for help to deal with their past trauma or whatever is causing dysfunction in their lives. Community outreach is an excellent way to introduce our programs to someone who might not have the courage to inquire for personal reasons, In addition to the grants and corporate partnerships we already have and will continue to foster, all donors to TriCord Ranch Foundation will be Ranch members, allowing them to utilize the ranch and participate in TRF programs and events at a discounted rate. The ranch store will sell ranch-produced items such as naturally-fed meat, fruits, vegetables, herbs, eggs, hay, TriCord Ranch Foundation merchandise, arts and crafts produced by program participants, etc. We will also have a small coffee counter where deli sandwiches and drinks will be available. We will work with local youth organizations to hold camps and retreats throughout the year. We can facilitate corporate retreats and community events throughout the year, depending on program participation. 

CONTACT

For information on TriCord Ranch Foundation, participation in our programs, and/or how to volunteer, please complete the contact form. Someone will respond to you as soon as possible.  

Warr Acres, OK

(405) 429-9388

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