The Dude Ranch Foundation Mission

To protect and preserve the history of Dude Ranching by maintaining a museum and archives for educating the public on the historical nature of the dude ranching industry. Additionally, our mission is to financially assist in the educations of persons wishing to pursue employment or careers in the dude ranch industry and supporting industries.

Dude Ranch Foundation Membership

Corporate Level $300 – JOIN NOW

  • Invitation to DRA annual convention
  • Foundation quarterly newsletter
  • Nominate two students for a scholarship
  • Nominate two families to connect to the outdoors via a dude ranch vacation
  • Receive 18 tickets for a raffle of a free dude ranch vacation
  • Dude Ranch Foundation coffee mug

Family Level $100 – JOIN NOW

  • Foundation quarterly newsletter
  • Nominate one student for a scholarship
  • Nominate one family to connect to the outdoors via a dude ranch vacation
  • Receive six tickets for a raffle of a free dude ranch vacation

Additional Donation: ❒ $10 ❒ $25 Other $______ – CLICK HERE TO DONATE NOW

A Non-Profit Organization – IRS Code 501 (c)3, TIN: 74-2519170

How Does Your Membership Help?

Scholarships – The Foundation provides a broad and flexible set of scholarships each year to students with the overall goal of supporting the future of the dude ranch industry. Over $300,000 awarded to students since inception.

Education – Through public relations, articles, speaker’s bureau and teaming up with authors and organizations the Foundation conducts outreach to educate the public about the rich history and vacation opportunities at dude ranches.

Horse Safety Program – In an effort to assist ranches in becoming safer the Foundation developed a horse safety program that has been wildly successful and has verified results. The foundation dispatches certified approved instructors to train ranch staff.

Dude Ranch Museum – Your support helps fund and outfit a Museum located in Cody Wyoming to present and display the rich history of the Dude Ranch Industry. It is free to the public all year long.

  • Foundation Endowment
  • Education
  • Scholarships
  • Horse Safety Program

For more information on the Dude Ranch Foundation please fill out the form on the contact us page or call the foundation at 307-587-2339.