STARS Ranch will be an asset for our community by providing a centralized hub for programming for people with disabilities. The ranch will be used for STARS day and overnight camps as well as by other community groups looking for interesting places for team building and meeting space.
STARS began construction on Phase 1 this last summer which includes the 27-bed lodge to support our overnight camps and groups, STARS offices, and the great room which will allow us to host groups and trainings. We expect that the construction will be complete in the summer/fall of 2019 and we will begin booking groups and changing lives in early 2020.
STARS has raised 90% of our $5.6 million goal for Phase I of the STARS Ranch project. To help complete the final bit of fundraising, STARS received a generous $100,000 challenge grant from Craig-Scheckman Family Foundation’s discretionary funds. STARS has until December 14, 2018 to raise an additional $100,000 to meet this challenge.
We are so close, and you can help us make this vision a reality! We need your generosity to reach the finish line! Your donation can help us complete the funding needed for Phase 1, without STARS having to access any loans. This means that we can invest more money in our clients and program.
STARS Ranch is part of the Enterprise Zone so Colorado residents may be eligible to take additional tax credits as part of their donation to the STARS Ranch.