October 2020

Celebrating 60 years, Sky Ranch Foundation ℠ continues our efforts to support our nation’s at-risk youth on behalf of the Beverage Alcohol Industry.

Covid 19 aside, this is an unprecedented year for the Foundation as we reflect upon the thousands of these youth our funding has helped during these six decades.  As well, we received sixty requests for funds, more than three times that of any previous year, underscoring the need to continue our efforts.  We are pleased that the foundation is able to bring support this year to these deserving organizations:

2020 grantee programs awarded (alphabetical by state)


East Bay Children’s Law Offices (EBLCO)/Oakland, CA ebclo.org

Project Avary/San Rafael, CA projectavary.org


Learning For Success, Inc./Cooper City, FL

Voices for Children of North Central Florida/Ocala, FL voices4childrenfl.org


Orange Duffel Bag Initiative/Atlanta, GA theodbi.org


Urban Initiatives/Chicago, IL urbaninitiatives.org


Sky Ranch Behavioral Services/Sioux City, IA skyranchbehavioralservices.org


Sacred/Overland Park, KS kidsaresacred.org


Christ Child House/Detroit, MI christchildhouse.org

South Dakota

Boys and Girls Club of Rosebud/Mission, SD rosebudbgc.org

Organizations wishing to receive a grant can link below to view the Foundation Guidelines: http://skyranchfoundation.org/grants/funding-guidelines/

For 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 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.

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

George McCarthy, Chairman

Ralph Aguera, President

About Sky Ranch Foundation and Sky Ranch For Boys ®

Since 2011, the Foundation ℠ has awarded $3.9 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 are 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