Community Impact

Turner Enterprises (TEI) is dedicated to serving the communities in which we live and work. With a shared commitment to stewardship, TEI and its Chairman Ted Turner feel strongly that we, as human beings, have an unequivocal responsibility to care for our fragile planet, its wildlife, and most of all, each other.  TEI aims to further demonstrate its Chairman’s philanthropic values across all Turner properties and neighboring communities through various environmental, educational and social initiatives, including its corporate TEDS (Turner Employees Dedicated to Sustainability) initiative.

“We have a beautiful, fragile planet where all people and all things are interdependent and interconnected. Every action or inaction has an impact – good or bad – upon our surroundings, and anything we do today will have an impact on the lives of future generations to come. The only way we will survive is to join our hands and our hearts.”  -Ted Turner

Lima, MT Students Build Free Library

Lima, MT Students Build Free Library

With funds provided by Turner Enterprises, students in Lima, MT (near Red Rock Ranch) lacking a town library decided  to build a "Free Library."  Under adult supervision, students constructed this "Take a Book, Leave a Book" library and plan to build another...

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Sandhills 4H Leadership & Entrepreneurship program

Sandhills 4H Leadership & Entrepreneurship program

Turner Enterprises provided financial support to the Sandhills 4H Leadership & Entrepreneurship program, which aims to educate students on rural revitalization issues and instill personal leadership and entrepreneurial skills. With increased funding, the program -...

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New Mexico Youth Ranch Management Camp

New Mexico Youth Ranch Management Camp

Through the Turner Community Youth Development Initiative (TCYDI), a program managed by the Turner Foundation, Vermejo Park Ranch in northern New Mexico extended a grant to New Mexico State University to help fund its Youth Ranch Management Camp this past...

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The Field Institute Mountain Camps

The Field Institute Mountain Camps

The Turner Community Youth Development Initiative (TCYDI) - a program implemented through the Turner Foundation - awarded funds to the Field Institute in Taos, NM, which were used to support and expanded the organization’s nature-based, outdoor education programming....

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Cimarron, New Mexico Reading Program

Cimarron, New Mexico Reading Program

Last year, the Turner Foundation - through its Turner Community Youth Development Initiative (TCYDI) - provided funding to the Cimarron Library's summer reading program for children in Cimarron, NM (located near Vermejo Park Ranch, a Turner-owned property).  With...

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Mandala Summer Day Camp

Mandala Summer Day Camp

In 2018, donations were made through the Turner Foundation’s Turner Community Youth Development Initiative (TCYDI) to the Mandala Summer Day Camp in Des Moines, NM for the 2018 camp programs, which offers outdoor activities like ropes course, hiking and mountain...

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