Matching Gift

Let’s Plant More Kids in Nature!

**THANK YOU to everyone who has already donated to Slide Ranch this year and for all gifts received in response to our matching gift campaign - we couldn't do it without you!**

Which came first - the chicken or the egg?


That’s a question we get asked all the time by the children in our programs. “Well a chicken comes from an egg and an egg comes from a chicken…” we say “…and although we’ll never really know which came first, they are linked.” It is this connection to food, questions about how life begins and where our food comes from, that fills a child with joy and wonder when they come to Slide Ranch.

Please consider making a gift to support Slide Ranch’s inspiring programs today!

Thanks to the support of donors like you, we’ve already given 1,978 children this year the chance to connect with animals and nature, learn about sustainable farming, and develop an understanding of what it means to eat healthy and live a healthy, active life. By the end of the year, we'll have reached more than 4,000 kids!

By making a donation today you will make an immediate impact, which means we can reach even more children, like Aaron.

Kids find eggs!

Aaron recently visited Slide Ranch with his school. After a jam-packed day at Slide Ranch, he went home and wrote us a letter. We receive hundreds of letters from children each year. To us, every letter is precious - it reaffirms that Slide Ranch has had an impact. We’ve awakened their curiosity and made a difference.

In fact, Aaron’s letter really says it best...

“It was a new experience for me to be on a farm, and the trip makes me think that there is a lot out in the world for me to see.”

“It was a new experience for me to be on a farm, and the trip makes me think that there is a lot out in the world for me to see.”

Since our founding in 1970, Slide Ranch has worked hard to connect people of all ages and diverse communities to our programs. By making a donation today, you help us ensure that children from across the San Francisco Bay Area have access to this essential nature-based education.

feeding chickens

When you see the face of a child light up as they eat food they harvested themselves from the garden, milk goats, go on a hike or see the ocean for the first time, you know you've made a connection. Aaron learned a lot on his day at the ranch, even conquering his fear of chickens and feeding them from the palm of his hand.

Words alone cannot describe how memorable and magical a visit to Slide Ranch is for a child, and we couldn’t provide this life-enhancing environmental education without the support of champions like you. We are so grateful for your friendship.

On behalf of all the children who you will help “plant in nature,” thank you for your generous support.