Youth Development


aka Hope Ranch International

Luther, MT


Led by the Holy Spirit, we seek to bring Christ-centered restoration to needy & impoverished families & orphans through domestic and international partnerships with local people, for the Glory of God.

Ruling Year


Principal Officer

Matthew DeSarro

Main Address

257 Upper Red Lodge Creek Rd

Luther, MT 59068 USA


youth, education, family, sustainability





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

(Religious Leadership, Youth Development) (O55)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

We are working to bring restoration to needy and impoverished families and orphans. Both spiritually and physically.

Our programs

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Summer Youth Program

Ethiopia Projects

Where we workNew!

Charting Impact

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What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Our main goal to help preserve families, helping children and families reach their full potential.

Locally we work to empower at-risk youth by showing them what they are capable of in the outdoors and by showing them God's love. We also provide a space for families in ministry to have a spiritual and physical retreat. Internationally we seek to empower families with co-op and self-sustainability projects and training opportunities while helping with some urgent needs.

We have a passionate donor base and a great Board of Directions combined with amazing partners on the ground locally such as Red Lodge Area Boys and Girls Club, Friendship House and Youth Works and internationally our amazing local NGO's in Adama, Awassa, and Shone Ethiopia.

We know we are making progress locally by how many children and families that come through Hope Ranch and their personal testimonies. Internationally we know by how many families we help get out of extreme poverty, via pictures and personal testimonies.

We have had hundreds of kids and families come through Hope Ranch since our inception and have countless pictures and testimonies of lives impacted by their time spent at Hope Ranch. Around 300 kids came through the ranch just this summer of 2018. Internationally we have worked with over 700 children and families during our time serving across the three projects and have personally taken teams of donors to see the businesses started, homes built and families impacted.

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