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Wind River Ministries

Giving The Gift Of Sanctuary ~ A Place To Rest, To Heal And Restore The Spirit

Wind River Ministry is committed to living out Christ’s example of glorifying God by serving those in need through the love of Jesus Christ. Our practical purpose is to provide a beautiful facility and Christian-based family programs that strive to show our guests and staff the spirit of the Creator in everything we do. Our goal is to continue to provide a spiritually restorative place where families and those in need can find support and rest through the grace that we are so humbly provided.

Wind River Ministries is the 501 (c) (3) nonprofit that currently runs Wind River Ranch.  With a new 30 year lease, Wind River Ministries is blessed to have the ability to operate Wind River ranch as a Christian-based family dude and guest ranch resort here in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Developing relationships and giving back to those in need of the Body of Christ is a key component to our mission.

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Wind River Ranch Needs and Appreciates Your Support

At Wind River Ranch we offer programs for those in need. Our ministry goal is to scholarship 35% of our cabins to individuals, families, wounded warriors, pastors, couples and single moms. The number of scholarships awarded is dependent upon the generosity of individuals, families, organizations, businesses and grants. These programs and scholarship can only be made available to the extent they can be funded. All assistance available is based on demonstrated need without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age or physical or mental handicap.

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Wind River Ministry Programs

The Scholarship Program

Scholarships are available each year for those who need to experience rest and the refreshing love of Jesus Christ. We primarily offer partial scholarships. Full scholarships may be given in extreme circumstances. Funding is limited. We strive to assist as many families as possible who demonstrate need. If you desire a scholarship please find an application below.

If you have additional questions please contact us at info@windriverranch.com, or 970-586-4212.

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Healing Warriors Weeks

Our Healing Warrior Weeks provide a dedicated time for injured veterans and first responders to heal and reconnect with their families.  Wind River Ranch supports four full weeks consisting of 64 injured veterans and first responders along with their families.  Be a hero to a hero and help financially support a mountain-top experience for a Healing Warrior and their family!

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Barnabas Fund

The Barnabas Fund was created to assist our summer staffers in following God’s lead in their lives.  This fund is used to help staff go on mission trips, help pay for seminary tuition, and other ministry related needs.  Giving to this fund helps our many staffers become the person God is calling them to be!

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Inner City Ministers Week

Desire Street Ministries works with ministers in inner cities around the country. Wind River Ranch would like to provide a special week for these ministers and their families to invest in one another and recharge their spiritual batteries. Our goal is to help fill Wind River Ranch with 65 of Desire Streets’ ministry partners. The total cost of this heartfelt and generous program is $55,000 for the week. Wind River Ministries would welcome your donation of any amount.

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The Wind River Endowment

The Wind River Endowment is the gift that keeps on giving! Our new endowment will fund scholarship families, projects at Wind River Ranch, and assist ministries all over the world.

The amount needed is endless .Your families investment will go towards an eternal impact in this world.  You can donate any amount and enjoy being part of this special investment in kingdom work.

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General Needs Program

Wind River Ministries has a list of needs like any ministry. Please contact the Executive Director, Don McIntyre through email  at mcintyre@windriverranch.com or call him at 970-586-4212. He would love to share what needs this ministry currently has.

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All Donations to all our ministry programs can be made online using your credit card at Wind River Ranch

or by calling 970-586-4212 to give your credit card over the phone.

You can also mail a check made out to Wind River Ministries to:

Wind River Ranch • 5770 Highway 7 • Estes Park, CO 80517

Wind River Ministries is a tax-exempt 501-c-3 corporation and all non-designated donations are tax deductible.