Donate to Rancho Cielo

Your generosity helps enable Rancho Cielo to stem the rising tide of juvenile crime in Monterey County while providing opportunities for our marginalized youth to develop skills to become employable, accountable, and productive citizens and professionals. 

Rancho Cielo is a 501(c)(3). All donations are tax-deductible in accordance with IRS guidelines. Federal Tax ID #77-0555859


Prefer to mail your donation?
Mail to: Rancho Cielo
PO Box 6948
Salinas, CA 93912
(Make checks payable to: Rancho Cielo, Inc.)

Why give to Rancho Cielo?

Rancho Cielo provides educational and vocational opportunities to youth in Monterey County who have had barriers to success. Your support is an investment not only to our students but to their families, our community, and the economic future of Monterey County.

An investment in Rancho Cielo helps to provide:

  • Diploma and vocational education, enrichment programs, and opportunities for young people who lost hope of achieving that milestone.
  • Removal of significant barriers for students with the help of probation supervision, counseling, and direct services such as transportation to/from campus or appointments, healthy meals, interview clothing, and legal assistance.
  • Successful placement in jobs, post-secondary education, and additional training or internships for 100% of graduates.
  • Scholarships for graduates to attend Hartnell College; Monterey Peninsula College; and Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena, San Francisco, and Scottsdale; as well as L’Escoffier School in Austin, Texas.
  • Ongoing counseling and employment assistance for graduates.

Explore giving options

Whether you decide to give now or give later, we can help meet your philanthropic goals and maximize your impact.*

Monetary Donations

Cash gifts are one of the easiest and most expedient ways to help our students and community. We understand everyone has unique financial circumstances and charitable interests; any amount will help us make a difference in the lives of our youth.

In-Kind Donations

Individuals and companies alike may give tangible assets that can have an immediate impact on our community. Previous in-kind donations have included lumber, roofing and solar materials, produce, wine, etc.

Planned Giving

Including Rancho Cielo in your estate planning is a sustainable way to help future generations of our county’s most vulnerable youth reach their full potential. Planned giving arrangements may provide for you or your loved ones, entitle you to charitable income and/or gift or estate tax deductions, or leave a legacy for Rancho Cielo.

Ready To Make An Investment In Rancho Cielo?

Contact Joanne Bravo, Major and Annual Gifts Manager at or 831-444-3530.

*All gifts, unless otherwise indicated, shall be applied to unrestricted funds.