October 27, 2015

Sky Ranch Foundation ℠ (skyranchfoundation.org) and Sky Ranch for Boys ® awarded a $25,000 grant to Red Hook Initiative (http://rhicenter.org), the organization’s 3rd grant from the Foundation in the past four years.

Serving as the epicenter of post Hurricane Sandy relief, Red Hook Initiative (RHI) received the New York Community Trust—New York Magazine Excellence in Nonprofit Management Gold Medal. Launched in 2002, RHI serves youth from middle school through age 24 and who are residents of the NYC Housing Authority Red Hook houses, Brooklyn’s largest housing project. The majority of Red Hook residents live in isolation, struggling with poverty and limited educational and employment opportunities. One of RHI’s guiding beliefs is that people within a community have the power to create their own social change; 90% of the staff members are from Red Hook.

George McCarthy, Sky Ranch Foundation ℠ chairman and Ralph Aguera, President agree, “We recognize and support, once again, the outstanding contribution Red Hook Initiative makes in their community toward the care of young people ‘caught in the cycle of poverty, addiction, gangs, crime and incarceration’.”

George Suttles, Sky Ranch Foundation ℠ Officer, recently attended RHI’s annual Taste of Red Hook held on September 29 in Brooklyn’s Liberty Warehouse. In the photo below are RHI youth Larry Fishbourne (red plaid shirt), Naheem Morris (black hat) and Robert Smith (far right). RHI Chairman of the Board Gregg Bishop (red tie) and Sky Ranch Foundation ℠ Officer George Suttles flank RHI Executive Director Jill Eisenhard. RHI Board member Dr. Millicent Comrie is also in the photo.


About Sky Ranch Foundation ℠ and Sky Ranch For Boys ®
Since 2011, the Foundation ℠ has awarded $1,117,394 in grants to organizations providing support for at-risk youth. Formed in 1961 and building on more than 50 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.

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 ℠