Born out of the legacy left by Dr. Frank Ryan, a renowned plastic surgeon, the Bony Pony Ranch Foundation was formed in November 2016  with a mission that reflects the original spirit and vision of his foundation, the Frank H. Ryan Foundation.  Our name, pays homage to the magical place he created for thousands of kids to explore and renew nestled in the mountains of Malibu under the Bony Pony ridge.

Dr. Jay Faber, President of the Bony Pony Ranch Foundation, along with a strong Board of Directors, is committed to building and expanding the substantive programs which will impact hundreds of disadvantaged youth through thoughtful collaborative partnerships.  

The Bony Pony Ranch Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) not for profit organization.

/Our Mission

To help at risk youth reach their full potential by providing life, leadership and critical thinking skills.

/Our Vision

Empowering at risk youth with the tools to transcend self-identities attached to common negative societal stereotypes related to race, gender, socioeconomic status, faith or politics with the ultimate goal of becoming independent, resilient, mentally tough critical thinkers.