Support the Ranch to give our children a second chance at childhood

Raising children is expensive, especially when you raise as many as we do at the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches! But you can’t put a price tag on changing a child’s life. The ASYR is 100% privately funded, mostly by individuals, businesses, and foundations across Arkansas.

Please consider making a gift to invest in Arkansas’s future. Together we can help break the cycle of abuse and neglect devastating so many families. Donate today to give our children a second chance at childhood  – one with proper healthcare, educational opportunities, and a safe, loving home environment with people who care – not only for them – but also about them.

Make a one-time gift or become a Hope Builder with a monthly gift

A one-time or monthly gift to the ASYR’s General Fund allows us to immediately use your dollars where they are needed most. As a private nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, all gifts made to the Ranches are tax-deductible within the extent of the law.

Become a Hope Builder for our boys and girls with a monthly contribution or a round-up gift by donating your spare change from everyday purchases by rounding up to the next dollar. Your gift will be processed automatically each month with a credit or debit card and provides constant, much-needed support for our programs. Even small gifts make a BIG difference in children’s lives!

Did you know that just $25 per month provides:

•  New shoes for up to six of our boys and girls
•  A monthly allowance for one child
•  Caps and gowns for all of our graduates
•  Birthday gifts for 12 children
•  Feed for our farm animals for one month

You can help give MORE Arkansas children a place to call home.

ASYR currently receives an average of 20 calls per week looking for placement for foster children. ASYR also typically has a waiting list of a dozen children needing placementTo accommodate these children, and to do our part to fight the Arkansas foster care crisis, ASYR needs to build a new home and hire additional staff. With a new cottage, ASYR will be able to house up to eight additional children at a time and increase the organization’s capacity to serve more children each year. Click here to learn more or make a gift to help build a new home at the Ranch.

Other Ways to Support

By Phone:

Call us at (870) 793-6841 ext. 302 to learn how you can help.

By Mail:

Donations may be mailed to:

Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches, Inc.
P. O. Box 3964
Batesville, AR 72503-3964

To join our mailing list, click here.

Non-Cash Gifts:

For non-cash gifts such as household items, livestock, land, etc. click here, or contact

Tribute Gifts:

Give in memory or honor of a friend or a loved one: click here.

Leave a Legacy:

Our Homestead Legacy Society is for individuals who include the ASYR in their estate plans. If you have included the ASYR in your will, or you would like more information about including ASYR in your estate planning, please contact Matthew Cleveland, Chief Development Officer at (501) 940-3440 or

Gifts of Stock or Other Securities:

A gift of appreciated stock could be an advantageous way to support the Ranch for some donors. For more information about how to transfer stock or other securities to the ASYR, contact Matthew Cleveland, Chief Development Officer at (501) 940-3440 or

Donor Advised Funds:

The ASYR accepts gifts from Donor Advised Funds. Contact Matthew Cleveland at (501) 940-3440 or to make a gift today.

Donate Cryptocurrency:

The ASYR can accept a gift of cryptocurrency like Bitcoin through our partner Click here to donate your cryptocurrency.


If you have questions about other ways you can support, please contact Matthew Cleveland at (501) 940-3440 or


Want to give back through service? Consider volunteering. Here are current volunteer needs:

  • Special events assistance (planning, decorating, fundraising, and more)
  • Summer programs (leading demonstrations, speaking to children at the Ranch, hosting a field trip, teaching a workshop)

Have questions or want to learn how you can get involved? Contact us at 870-793-6841.

Privacy Policy

The Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches is very sensitive to protecting donor privacy. We do not share/sell our donors’ personal information, nor do we send mail on behalf of other organizations. We will not share/sell personal information without a donor’s specific permission to do so. We do not participate in telephone solicitation. We only call donors when we have a question or wish to thank them.

Financial Information

Our organization earned a 2023 Platinum Seal of Transparency! Now, everyone can view our financial details and learn about the people at our organization. Click here to view our updated Nonprofit Profile on Candid.

Click here to view our most recent audited financial statements or our most recent IRS form 990.