Sky Ranch Foundation ℠ Awards Grants to Support Pacific Lodge Youth Services and Boys’ and Girls’ Towns of Italy

March 2015 – Sky Ranch Foundation ℠ and Sky Ranch for Boys ® has awarded a $25,000 grant to support Pacific Lodge Youth Services and $40,000 to Boys’ and Girls’ Towns of Italy.

Founded in1923, Pacific Lodge Youth Services ( creates a supportive and therapeutic residential environment for boys ages 13-18 in the juvenile justice system who are experiencing psychological, emotional or behavioral problems. With over 68 years of success supporting at-risk young people, Boys’ and Girls’ Towns of Italy ( have helped troubled youth to acquire formal education and vocational training, fulfilling the skills necessary to integrate into society.

Ralph Aguera, President of Sky Ranch Foundation ℠, remarked,”both organizations continue to support our mission of helping at risk youth. We commend them on their outstanding contribution and good work.”

Sky Ranch Foundation ℠ awarded a total of $192,500 in grants in 2014. Recipients also included Red Hook Initiative ($25,000), Sky Ranch Behavioral Services ($27,500), SOS Childrens’ Villages ($40,000), Voices For Children of North Central Florida, Inc ($40,000) and Wounded Warrior Family Support ($20,000).

About Sky Ranch Foundation ℠ and Sky Ranch For Boys ®

Since 2011, the Foundation ℠ has awarded $922,394 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. ℠