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Restoration Ranch: Amplify Austin Nonprofit Spotlight

RecognizeGood’s mission is to illuminate good in the greater Austin community, and through our partnership with I Live Here I Give Here and the community-wide day of giving known as Amplify Austin Day, we’re proud to showcase one way we’re doing that.

Since its launch in 2007, I Live Here I Give Here has helped raise over $100MM for Central Texas nonprofit organizations by helping promote over 700 nonprofit members and help tell their stories. Storytelling is something that many nonprofits struggle with, but thanks to the RecognizeGood partnership the I Live Here I Give Here staff was able to thoughtfully invite a group of nonprofits to tell their story through RecognizeGood. The videos in this series will be shown during Amplify Live, a 24-hour livestream that provides engaging content to attract donors to interact with the Amplify Austin site.

Thanks to our venue host for this series, Monks Jazz Club in east Austin!

Nonprofit Spotlight: Restoration Ranch


Nonprofit Representative: Derek Knapp, Executive Director


Mission: Restoration Ranch provides a safe-haven for equine learning and development that nurtures the well-being of veteran families through the gift of the horse.


Our Favorite Parts:

“The reason that we named Restoration Ranch ‘Restoration’ Ranch is because restoration implies that you take something that may have some dings, have a little bit of rusted paint, whatever it may be, and we bring that back.”

“A lot of the times, when we’re working with the horses it doesn’t have to be verbal. So in these situations, when they go and work with the horse, they don’t have to worry about talking about how does it make them feel. The horse understands them.”

“When you donate to Restoration Ranch, what you’re doing is helping a veteran in need. You’re helping a veteran who may feel lost or struggled and by donating to our organization, you’re changing a life.”

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