October 2020

It has come to our attention that an organization claiming to be a charity, Global Development Initiative Grant (gdig.org), is currently posting a letter showing their ‘President’, Olivia Hall, receiving a $150,000 grant from Sky Ranch Foundation. (https://gdig.org/our-funders/).

The woman in the photo is actually the Executive Director of San Francisco-based Legal Services for Children, an organization the Foundation gave a grant to in 2019 and the man in the photo is their Development Director. It would appear that GDIG placed their logo on our letterhead.

Sky Ranch Foundation has never given a grant to this organization. The amount they allege was given to them is much larger than any of the grants we would give.


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