May 2019

Closing in on six decades, Sky Ranch Foundation continues to support our nation’s at-risk youth. The Beverage Alcohol Industry’s contributions have helped the Foundation to award grants to organizations such as the one below.

Cooper City, FL-based Learning for Success Inc. ( is a network of business and elementary school partnerships which introduces students to career awareness through professionally designed lessons taught by business volunteers in the classroom and visits to work sites. The program began in 1991 with one partnership and today includes 75 elementary, middle and high schools, 423 teachers and administrators and more than 400 volunteers from 100 South Florida businesses currently participate in the program, serving 6,000 students.


KAPOW Volunteers Ashleigh Madar, Jiana Sterr, and Kylie Madar

Foundation President Ralph Aguera states, “Awarding grants to organizations such as Learning for Success, Inc., which help to facilitate life changes in our nations’s challenged youth, has been, and continues to be, among the most gratifying endeavors I have personally been involved with in my long career.”

“The Foundation has extended our resources to more than 35 new organizations just in the past nine years, “says Foundation Chairman George McCarthy. “We will continue that pursuit when the next Board meeting convenes mid-July.”  2019 brings the highest number of organizations requesting funding.

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

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 $3.3 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.