Erik’s Ranch Inc.

Mission Statement

Erik's Ranch & Retreats provides safe and unequaled living, working, social and recreational environments for young adults with autism, using its guiding principles of lifelong learning, individual community building and bidirectional integration through voluntourism. We're committed to giving these individuals a rewarding life on their own terms, experiencing dignity, compassion and the joy of continuing possibility.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments We created secure, independent living for 9 young adults with autism who are now living and working with us in Edina. We engaged 1231 volunteers in our work by offering tours lead by young adults with autism, created by focusing on their talents, skills and abilities. We opened our doors to guests and families affected by autism to stay with us at our 8 guest rooms in Edina and one guesthouse in Montana who are supporting the growth of our organization.
Current Goals 1. Raise $635,000 for Erik's Retreat in Minnesota to make: 10 more independent living apartments available. 19 guest apartments to support our guest program. Renovate the member/guest kitchen. Sponsor Erik's Minnesota Adventures Tour Program. 2. Raise $2.7 million to build the Montana Ranch providing secure independent living for up to 42 young adults with autism.
Community or Constituency Served Adults with autism.
Geographic Area Served Locations in Minnesota and Montana offering independent living and meaningful jobs for adults with autism from around the world.

Reports & Finances

If you have additional questions regarding a nonprofit's financials, visit their webiste, or call and ask to review their IRS Form 990, Annual Report, or Audit for a more complete picture of their financial story.
3 Year Average Expenses
Program Services
Unrestricted Net Assets
End of Year:
Beginning of Year:
Return to List of Reviewed Nonprofits


3420 Heritage Drive
Edina, MN 55435
Phone: 612-401-3080

General Information

Alternative Name: Erik's Ranch & Retreats, Erik's Ranch, Erik's Retreat, Erik's Minnesota Adventures
EIN: 26-0456090
Principal Staff: Kathryn Nordberg
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 18
Volunteers: 1231
Number of Clients: 100


Board Chair: Kathryn Nordberg
Number of Board Members: 3
Board Meetings with Quorum: 9
Average Member Attendance: 3

Get our latest and greatest monthly!


Charities Review Council

Our mission is building donor and nonprofit relationships for strong, vibrant and just communities. We envision healthy communities for all, benefiting from effective and trustworthy nonprofits that are supported by a well-informed public’s generosity.

Let’s Connect

700 Raymond Avenue, Suite 160 • Saint Paul, MN 55114
Phone: (651) 224–7030 • E-mail: