The Ken-Caryl Ranch Foundation was formed in October 1990 with the goal of enhancing the quality of life for the residents of Ken-Caryl Ranch. Its mission is to promote community engagement and solicit donations which include monetary contributions as well as personal and real estate property from individuals, public, and private community organizations. These funds are used in the establishment and development of facilities (which includes park and open space lands), health and wellness programs, cultural arts, educational programs, and recreational programs. The Foundation supports a variety of programs with the donations it receives. Our most recent is the creation of the KC Community Garden. The Foundation also spearheaded the acquisition of nearly 900 acres of open space on the South Dakota Hogback. Scholarships, historical preservation, trail maintenance, memorial tree program, access for the handicapped, and children's art programs are also supported.