Fund Spotlight – Crow’s Nest Ranch

by | Aug 1, 2023 | Latest News

CharitySmith is thrilled to launch an ongoing effort to shine a spotlight on memorial funds and scholarships within our network that are making a remarkable difference in the lives of individuals and communities across the country. Our intention is to draw attention to great causes and inspire individuals who are on similar philanthropic journeys of improving lives.

Today, we are excited to spotlight is the Crow’s Nest Ranch founded by Jordan Brandt. It is located in beautiful Truckee, California where the Sierra Nevada Mountains meet one of the world’s most beautiful playgrounds, the Tahoe National Forest. This exceptional ranch, inspired by the memory of his mother, will offer a comprehensive long-term sober living environment that aims to help young men reclaim their lives and embrace a healthy lifestyle. The summer of 2024 marks the anticipated opening of Crow’s Nest Ranch, bringing much-needed resources to an area of the country that is in desperate need of them.

The Vision of Crow’s Nest Ranch

The Crow’s Nest Ranch, a 12 bed facility, will provide a supportive and long-term sober living environment for young men seeking to overcome addiction by integrating various healthy habits essential for a sustainable recovery. The well-trained staff, including an on-call drug and alcohol counselor, will guide residents in setting personal SMART recovery goals, focusing on community, accountability, nutrition, physical activity, mindfulness, planning, and organization.

The Journey Towards Recovery

Crow’s Nest Ranch recognizes the importance of holistic support, offering access to local one-on-one counseling, recovery groups, and educational meetings. Onsite meals, weekly meal prep assistance, a 24-hour onsite house manager, laundry facilities, high-speed internet, and airport transportation will ensure a comfortable and supportive environment for residents.

Empowering Residents for Lasting Change

Crow’s Nest Ranch will empower residents by offering employment opportunities within the community, creating a strong foundation for their newfound healthy lifestyles. The program will prioritize the well-being of tenants and focus on accountability by providing amenities such as regular alcohol and drug testing, weekly outdoor excursions, meditation training, fitness and yoga sessions, Muay Thai boxing and Jiu-Jitsu training, direct access to farm animals, an onsite community garden, and much more.

Donating to the Scholarship Fund

To make this integral program a reality, Crow’s Nest Ranch relies on generous donations to their scholarship fund. By contributing to this fund, donors can provide a new lease on life for individuals who have lost theirs to addiction. To learn more about Crow’s Nest Ranch and their inspiring project, visit their website at The website offers valuable insights through a compelling blog and provides links to their social media accounts, allowing you to stay up-to-date on the development of this remarkable endeavor.

With its emphasis on healthy habits, community support, and employment opportunities, Crow’s Nest Ranch is poised to make a lasting impact. Consider donating to their scholarship fund and be part of the journey to empower individuals on their path to recovery. Together, we can create change and support the vision of a healthier, brighter future.

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