Courtesy of T. Boone Pickens Foundation
The T. Boone Pickens Foundation focuses grants to organizations that operate in its core giving categories (see “About TBPF”). The current partner spotlight is Goldthwaite, Texas-based New Horizons Ranch & Center Inc. (New Horizons), whose mission is “to provide an environment where children, families and staff are able to heal and grow through caring relationships and unconditional love and acceptance.”
A $1.83 million gift from the Pickens Foundation, presented in December 2007, is enabling New Horizons to completely renovate its Residential Treatment Center, commonly known as the “Ranch”, in Goldthwaite. The 150-acre, newly refurbished center including three homes, a chapel, school facility, kitchen and dining rooms, among other amenities, will provide individualized, intensive residential treatment programs for boys and girls ranging in ages seven to 17, suffering from emotional, behavioral, and adjustment problems.