December 2019

As the new year fast approaches, so, too, does Sky Ranch Foundation approach our sixth decade of assisting in the rehabilitation of at-risk youth. With contributions received from the Beverage Alcohol Industry, the Foundation reflects upon the many organizations which we have, in some small way, helped to achieve that goal.  To-date, more than $3.6 million has been awarded.

Of the countless number of organizations which focus on these youth, few have benefited from our grant-giving, which we base upon achievement, offering hope and systematic change and a sincere desire to help these troubled youth.

Voices for Children of North Central Florida, Inc. ( has benefited from our grant-giving over the past few years and deservedly so.  “Their commitment and perseverance to the goals of the Foundation have helped countless youth in need, “says Peg Donovan, Foundation Vice President. We are proud to have been able to assist in helping them reach their goals and wish them continued success well into the future.”

Peggy Donovan, Foundation Vice President and Board Member with Susan Carpenter, President, Voices for Children of North Central Florida, Inc


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

Seasons’ Best and a Happy Healthy Prosperous New Year to you!

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.