June 2020

July 2020 marks the 60th year since the Sky Ranch Foundation was started.  In these six decades, and with great thanks to, and support from, the Beverage Alcohol Industry and other sources, the Foundation has awarded more than $3.6 million in grants, touching the lives of thousands of our nations’ at-risk youth to help them achieve a better life.

Originally, Sky Ranch Foundation’s ℠ SKY RANCH FOR BOYS® had been helping young people to rehabilitate their lives. Closed in 2011, SKY RANCH FOR BOYS® was a campus and working ranch located on the South Dakota/Montana border.  During its first 50 years, the Foundation membership focused on supporting the Ranch. In light of an economic trend toward community based alternatives, the Foundation leadership shifted its focus with a pledge to provide grants to quality programs delivering assistance to at-risk boys and girls, continuing the good work pioneered at SKY RANCH FOR BOYS®.  Since 2011, the list of organizations which have received funding from the Foundation has continued to grow (link here).

Sadly, due to Covid 19 and the present economic conditions the Foundation is not in a position to award any grants this year. We will continue to monitor the economic situation and should things improve the Foundation will make decisions to grant funds at a later date, based solely-upon the LOI’s already received at the end of February 2020.

If you would like to join us in assisting in the rehabilitation of young people, please click on the contact page of our website skyranchfoundation.org for details.  The full list of beverage alcohol industry companies who support the Foundation can be accessed via a link on our Support page, SKYRANCHFOUNDATION.org/support, which also offers a link for donations. If you made a donation and do not see your company listed here, please contact doribryant501@gmail.com (note new email address).

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

We trust that everyone is well and will continue to be so. Let us all look forward to better times.

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 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 www.skyranchfoundation.org 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. www.skyranchfoundation.org