Financial Information

Ensure the Future

Your generous financial support — big or small — is essential.

The Cloisters on the Platte is supported entirely by private donations. We receive no financial support from any religious institution or governmental entity.

We have never put a price tag on our retreats even though it costs between $800 and $850 to host a retreatant. Everyone’s financial situation is different, and we do not want to turn anyone away from experiencing what could be a life changing weekend. This means we need those who have the funds to donate above and beyond that $800-$850 to allow us to continue to welcome those who are unable to make such a donation.

We have been working hard to bring down our operating costs and initiate projects such as our generator addition that will ultimately provide a lifetime of savings.

Please see the financial information below including our success in minimizing operating costs and the gracious increase of donations.

  2019 2020 – COVID 2021 2022 2023
# of Retreatants 3,444 1,372 3,665 3,711 3,745
Operating Costs $3,946,353 $2,204,518 $2,726,986 $2,710,966 $3,089,533
Retreat Donations $1,706,353 $623,992 $1,744,789 $2,184,559 $2,325,557
*Other Income $- $102,371 $143,088 $295,506 $554,965
Operating Deficit $2,240,000 $1,580,526 $982,197 $230,901 $209,011
Cost per Retreatant $1,146 $1,607 $744 $730 $825
Average Retreat Donation $495 $455 $476 $589 $621

*  Other income includes gift shop sales, Stations of the Cross donations, and special events revenue

As of 12/31/2023, The Cloisters on the Platte Endowment account contained $3,223,326.48.

The Cloisters on the Platte was constructed as a gift to the community from the Foundation’s Chairman, Joe Ricketts. Sustaining the Cloisters on the Platte will require financial support from a community of people who wish to preserve this truly unique experience.

Make a Contribution Today

A financial message from Mr. Joe Ricketts:

Giving is its own Reward

If you’d prefer, you may also send tax deductible checks to the Cloisters on the Platte at the following address:

The Cloisters on the Platte Foundation

23332 Fishery Road
Gretna, NE 68028

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