A Mega Grant! Ben’s Ranch Foundation is thrilled to announce it has been awarded a $100,000 grant and a vehicle package worth $60,000 as part of Round Room Gives’ Mega Grant Presentation. The presentation took place Tuesday evening at The Westin Indianapolis.
Ben’s Ranch Foundation operates and supports programs designed to connect teens who have mental health challenges to jobs on farms and in stables and equine therapy facilities. The organization has found that exposure to hard work, nature and animals complements traditional therapies and helps teens relieve stress, build confidence, and learn new skills.
“This grant process was incredibly competitive, and we are grateful for the support from Round Room,” said Ben’s Ranch Foundation Executive Director Brose McVey. “The funding will help us expand our programming to small groups and schools to help even more teens suffering from anxiety, depression and other mental health issues.”
Ben’s Ranch was selected as one of seven finalists for the Mega Grant. Other finalists were 100 Black Men, 91 Place, Coburn Place, Cocktails and Caregivers, Dream Alive and Trinity Haven. Each finalist received a $100,000 grant and vehicle package. Dream Alive took home an additional $580,000 as the Mega Grant winner.
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