November 2019

On behalf of the Beverage Alcohol Industry, Sky Ranch Foundation has awarded more than $300,000 in grants this year to several organizations which help rehabilitate our nation’s at-risk youth. The Beverage Alcohol Industry’s contributions have helped the Foundation to award grants to worthy organizations such as Detroit, MI-based Christ Child House (

‘CCH’ is an intensive residential treatment center licensed by the State of Michigan that has provided care for up to 31 boys, ages 5 through 16, since 1948. It has been owned and operated by the Detroit Chapter of the Christ Child Society, a charitable, non-profit organization of volunteers who have been helping disadvantaged youth throughout Michigan for more than 100 years.  The philosophy of Christ Child House — “It’s never too late to have a happy childhood”

Foundation Chairman George McCarthy states, “These children have sustained all types of abuse and neglect. Most arrive suffering from severe trauma. We have the deepest respect for this organization for their dedication and service to these youth in the Greater Detroit community.”


Organizations wishing to receive a grant can link below to view the Foundation Guidelines:

For almost 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 (note new email address).

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 Foundation and Sky Ranch For Boys®

Since 2011, the Foundation has awarded $3.6 million in grants to organizations providing support for at-risk youth. Formed in 1961 and building on more than 59 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.