December 2021

Over the past 10 years the Foundation has awarded well over $4 million in grants to organizations that help to rehabilitate at-risk youth. Donations from the Beverage Alcohol Industry enable the Foundation to continue our work by awarding grants to these organizations.

Detroit, MI-based Christ Child House is one such organization. This intensive residential treatment center licensed by the State of Michigan has provided care for up to 31 boys, ages 6 through 16, for more than 78 years.  Clinicians focus on a multitude of approaches including building coping skills, fostering social and emotional resilience, emphasizing the importance of attachment, strengthening forever-family relationships and so much more.

Sky Ranch Foundation Chairman George McCarthy states,”Christ Child House’s treatments have proven to be a success, each and every year.  Their comprehensive program is known to have some of the highest standards among these types of organizations”.

Organizations wishing to receive a grant can link below to view the Foundation Guidelines: deadline for the next grant cycle is Monday January 31, 2022.

For 6+ decades the Sky Ranch Foundation’s SKY RANCH FOR BOYS® has been assisting young people rehabilitate their lives for the better. If you would like to join us in assisting in the rehabilitation of young people, please click on the contact page of our website for details.

The full list of beverage alcohol industry companies who support the Foundation can be accessed via a link on our Support page,, which also offers a link for donations. If you made a donation and do not see your company listed here, please contact

Special thanks to Mark Brown’s Industry Newsletter and the following media outlets for their constant support: ABL-USA, and MODERN DISTILLERY AGE

George McCarthy, Chairman

Ralph Aguera, President

About Sky Ranch Foundationand Sky Ranch For Boys®

Since 2011, the Foundation has awarded $4.2 million in grants to organizations providing support for at-risk youth. Formed in 1961 and building on more than 60 years of tradition, Sky Ranch Foundation℠ is a tax-exempt charitable organization committed to identifying and offering grants to efficient and effective programs focused on improving the quality of help available to these youth. If you involved with or know of any organization that would fit our commitment we encourage you to visit our web site and apply for a grant.

Sky Ranch Foundation℠ is governed by a board of directors comprised mainly of active and retired members of the beverage alcohol industry. The Foundation’s funds have come largely from individuals and companies associated with the beer, wine and spirits industries and reflects the industry’s great concern and commitment for at-risk youth.