SKY RANCH FOUNDATION℠ AWARDS GRANT TO SACRED-SEXUALLY ABUSED CHILDREN’S RELIEF ENDEAVOR

January 2020

It’s a new year and Sky Ranch Foundation℠ is fast approaching our sixth decade of assisting in the rehabilitation of at-risk youth. With contributions received from the Beverage Alcohol Industry, the Foundation reflects upon the many organizations which we have, in some small way, helped to achieve that goal. To-date, more than $3.6 million has been awarded. At our most recent board meeting held in July 2019, Sacred received a grant.

Overland Park, Kansas-based Sacred’s (kidsaresacred.org) mission is to eradicate the financial fear and stress that a family may feel when a loss of income is caused by child sexual abuse. Since the beginning of 2019 sacred has grown from serving three states to nine including Missouri, Kansas, New York, Texas, Maryland, North Carolina, Connecticut, Arizona and Tennessee. Sacred has impacted 55 families and163 children in 2019 and both continue to grow.

John D’Attoma, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Carol D’Attoma, President and Executive Director of Sacred

“Thanks to Sacred, sexually abused children and their families have somewhere to turn to, thus offering some assistance and a big shoulder to help see them through traumatic times,” says Ralph Aguera, Foundation President.

THE DEADLINE FOR ORGANIZATIONS WHICH WISH TO REQUEST GRANTS IS FRIDAY JANUARY 31, 2020.

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

For almost 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 (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

Happy Healthy Prosperous New Year to you!

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 59 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

SKY RANCH FOUNDATION℠ AWARDS GRANT TO VOICES FOR CHILDREN OF NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA, INC.

December 2019

As the new year fast approaches, so, too, does Sky Ranch Foundation approach our sixth decade of assisting in the rehabilitation of at-risk youth. With contributions received from the Beverage Alcohol Industry, the Foundation reflects upon the many organizations which we have, in some small way, helped to achieve that goal.  To-date, more than $3.6 million has been awarded.

Of the countless number of organizations which focus on these youth, few have benefited from our grant-giving, which we base upon achievement, offering hope and systematic change and a sincere desire to help these troubled youth.

Voices for Children of North Central Florida, Inc. (voices4childrenfl.com) has benefited from our grant-giving over the past few years and deservedly so.  “Their commitment and perseverance to the goals of the Foundation have helped countless youth in need, “says Peg Donovan, Foundation Vice President. We are proud to have been able to assist in helping them reach their goals and wish them continued success well into the future.”

Peggy Donovan, Foundation Vice President and Board Member with Susan Carpenter, President, Voices for Children of North Central Florida, Inc

THE DEADLINE FOR ORGANIZATIONS WHICH WISH TO REQUEST GRANTS IS FRIDAY FEBRUARY 28, 2020.

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

For almost 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 (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

Seasons’ Best and a Happy Healthy Prosperous New Year to you!

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 59 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

 

SKY RANCH FOUNDATION℠ AWARDS GRANT TO CHRIST CHILD HOUSE

November 2019

On behalf of the Beverage Alcohol Industry, Sky Ranch Foundation has awarded more than $300,000 in grants this year to several organizations which help rehabilitate our nation’s at-risk youth. The Beverage Alcohol Industry’s contributions have helped the Foundation to award grants to worthy organizations such as Detroit, MI-based Christ Child House (christchildhouse.org).

‘CCH’ is an intensive residential treatment center licensed by the State of Michigan that has provided care for up to 31 boys, ages 5 through 16, since 1948. It has been owned and operated by the Detroit Chapter of the Christ Child Society, a charitable, non-profit organization of volunteers who have been helping disadvantaged youth throughout Michigan for more than 100 years.  The philosophy of Christ Child House — “It’s never too late to have a happy childhood”

Foundation Chairman George McCarthy states, “These children have sustained all types of abuse and neglect. Most arrive suffering from severe trauma. We have the deepest respect for this organization for their dedication and service to these youth in the Greater Detroit community.”

THE BOYS OF CHRIST CHILD HOUSE

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

For almost 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 (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

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 59 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

SKY RANCH FOUNDATION℠ AWARDS GRANT TO THE ORANGE DUFFEL BAG INITIATIVE

September 2019

On behalf of the Beverage Alcohol Industry, Sky Ranch Foundation has awarded a total of more than $300,000 in grants this year to several organizations which help rehabilitate our nation’s at-risk youth. The Beverage Alcohol Industry’s contributions have helped the Foundation to award grants to worthy organizations such as Atlanta, Georgia- based The Orange Duffel Bag Initiative (theodbi.org).

Approaching a decade (February 2010) of caring, The ODBI provides at-risk teens and young adults programs proven to improve their education success, ongoing advocacy, support to their guardians and caring adults, and service to the community in a spirit of offering hope and positive systemic change. Why an orange duffel bag? When ODBI co-founder Sam Bracken was a homeless teen in Nevada, he received a full-ride football scholarship to GA Tech. He packed all he owned and all his hopes and dreams in an orange duffel bag, and his life was forever changed for the better by Coach Bill Curry, Dr. Homer Rice, and Georgia Tech’s Total Person Program. Bracken credits his success to education and caring adults.

Recently the organization hosted their annual charity golf event which was attended by Foundation President Ralph Aguera.  “I have seen the passion this organizations’ staff applies to their work and have witnessed the enthusiasm in these troubled youths’ faces. The ODBI is an exemplary organization,” says Ralph Aguera.

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

For almost 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 (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

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 59 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

SKY RANCH FOUNDATION℠ AWARDS $300,000 IN GRANTS

SKY RANCH FOUNDATION AWARDS $300,000 IN GRANTS

August 2019

On behalf of the Beverage Alcohol Industry, Sky Ranch Foundation has awarded a total of more than $300,000 in grants this year to several organizations which help rehabilitate our nation’s at-risk youth. The Beverage Alcohol Industry’s contributions have helped the Foundation to award grants to these worthy organizations.  This year’s grants are awarded as follows (alpha by state):

California

East Bay Children’s Law Offices, San Francisco (ebclo.org)

Individuals Now dba SAY (Social Advocates for Youth), Santa Rosa (saysc.org)

Peninsula Outreach Center (POPS Kids) Woodside (popskids.org)

Project Avary, Novato (projectavary.org)

Florida

Florida Guardian Ad Litem Foundation, Tallahassee (gal.fl.org)

Learning for Success/Kapow, Cooper City (kapowlfs.wordpress.com/about)

Voices for Children of North Central Florida, Inc., Ocala (voices4childrenfl.org)

Georgia

The Orange Duffel Bag Initiative, Atlanta (theodbi.org)

 

Illinois

SOS Children’s Villages Illinois, Chidago (sosillinois.org)

Urban Initiatives, Chicago (urbaninitiatives.org)

 

Iowa

Sky Ranch Behavioral Services, Sioux City (skyranchbehavioralservices.org)

 

 

 

 

 

Kansas

Sacred (Sexually Abused Children’s Relief Endeavor), Overland Park (kidsaresacred.org)

Michigan

Christ Child House, Detroit (christchildhouse.org)

 

South Dakota

Boys and Girls Club of Rosebud, Mission (rosebudbgc.org)

Foundation President Ralph Aguera states, “We encourage you to learn more about these organizations. Each has performed exceptionally and have helped countless less fortunate youth move on to lead productive adult lives.”

 

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

For almost 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 (please note the new email address)

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

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 59 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

SKY RANCH FOUNDATION℠ AWARDS GRANTS TO WEST HAWAIIAN MEDIATION CENTER AND PATH NORTH DAKOTA

June 2019

Closing in on six decades, Sky Ranch Foundation continues to support our nation’s at-risk youth. The Beverage Alcohol Industry’s contributions have helped the Foundation to award grants to organizations such as those below.

Kamuela, HI-based West Hawaii Mediation Center (whmediation.org) has been serving the mediation needs of the West Hawaii community for over 25 years, providing community-based mediation for both self-referred and court/legal system referred cases. Focusing on school age children, their ‘peer mediation’ is both a program and a process where students of the same age group facilitate resolving disputes between two of their peers. The mediation process allows students to become actively involved in transforming the school climate by becoming agents of change.

Foundation President Ralph Aguera states, “The West Hawaiian Mediation Center underscores the importance of reaching at-risk youth during the earliest stages of their development, a key process toward promoting positive behavior.”

For more than 15 years, Bismark, ND-based Path North Dakota (pathinc.org) offers foster care, adoption, in-home and community-based family services in North Dakota and Idaho. More than 400 families have provided Foster care to more than 1,400+ children through this organization’s efforts. “On any given day, there are nearly 443,000 children in foster care in the United States. In 2017, more than 690,000 children spent time in U.S. foster care,” notes Foundation Chairman George McCarthy. “With their additional services, this organization further helps to ensure that these children lead productive lives.”

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

For almost 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 doribryant@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 $3.3 million in grants to organizations providing support for at-risk youth. Formed in 1961 and building on more than 59 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

SKY RANCH FOUNDATION℠ AWARDS GRANTS TO LEARNING FOR SUCCESS, INC. & CENTER FOR EFFICACY AND RESILIENCY

May 2019

Closing in on six decades, Sky Ranch Foundation continues to support our nation’s at-risk youth. The Beverage Alcohol Industry’s contributions have helped the Foundation to award grants to organizations such as the one below.

Cooper City, FL-based Learning for Success Inc. (kapowlfs.wordpress.com/about/) is a network of business and elementary school partnerships which introduces students to career awareness through professionally designed lessons taught by business volunteers in the classroom and visits to work sites. The program began in 1991 with one partnership and today includes 75 elementary, middle and high schools, 423 teachers and administrators and more than 400 volunteers from 100 South Florida businesses currently participate in the program, serving 6,000 students.

 

KAPOW Volunteers Ashleigh Madar, Jiana Sterr, and Kylie Madar

Foundation President Ralph Aguera states, “Awarding grants to organizations such as Learning for Success, Inc., which help to facilitate life changes in our nations’s challenged youth, has been, and continues to be, among the most gratifying endeavors I have personally been involved with in my long career.”

“The Foundation has extended our resources to more than 35 new organizations just in the past nine years, “says Foundation Chairman George McCarthy. “We will continue that pursuit when the next Board meeting convenes mid-July.”  2019 brings the highest number of organizations requesting funding.

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

For almost 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 doribryant@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 $3.3 million in grants to organizations providing support for at-risk youth. Formed in 1961 and building on more than 59 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

SKY RANCH FOUNDATION℠ AWARDS GRANTS TO TWO CALIFORNIA BASED ORGANIZATIONS: SOCIAL ADVOCATES FOR YOUTH AND PROJECT AVARY

March 2019

In our 59th year, Sky Ranch Foundation continues to support our nation’s at-risk youth. The Beverage Alcohol Industry’s contributions have helped the Foundation to award grants to organizations so focused, such as these two worthy organizations.

San Rafael, CA-based Project Avary (projectavary.org) improves life outcomes for children with incarcerated parents. 5 million children in the U.S. have at least one parent in prison; that’s 1 in every 28 childrenLink here for a (brief) moving and rather compelling trailer entitled ‘Invisible Bars’, which explores the effects of mass incarceration on families and kids growing up with parents in prison.

Founded in 1971, Santa Rosa, CA-based Social Advocates for Youth (saysc.org) have provided support, opportunities and hope to more than 50,000 children, youth and families. If  you’re in the downtown area, attend their Free Benefit Concert featuring Kinsgborough on April 19 in Courthouse Square or join a tour and see them in action. Link here

Foundation President Ralph Aguera states, “We are proud of these two organizations for their rehabilitative processes and steadfast support of our nations’ at-risk youth and, as a Foundation representing the Beverage Alcohol Industry for just under six decades, we are humbled to be able to continue offering these much needed grants.”

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

For almost 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 doribryant@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 Foundationand Sky Ranch For Boys®

Since 2011, the Foundation has awarded $3.3 million in grants to organizations providing support for at-risk youth. Formed in 1961 and building on more than 58 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

SKY RANCH FOUNDATION AWARDS GRANTS TO ACKNOWLEDGE ALLIANCE AND FOSTERING HOPE FOUNDATION

February 2019

In our 59th year, Sky Ranch Foundation continues to support our nation’s at-risk youth. The Beverage Alcohol Industry’s contributions have helped the Foundation to award grants to organizations so focused, such as these two worthy organizations.

Mountain View, CA.-based Acknowledge Alliance (acknowledgealliane.org) serves K-12 schools in the San Francisco Bay Area, integrating resilience into all levels of learning by mentoring educators, counseling at-risk youth and teaching social emotional learning lessons for the whole classroom.

Established in 2006, Fostering Hope Foundation of Colorado Springs, CO (fosteringhopefoundation.org), acting as an extended family, supports some 40 foster families in the Pikes Peak region, as well as dozens of teens and young adults who are emancipating, or aging out, of the child welfare system

“Congratulations to both organizations for helping troubled youth and to the youth counselors who are setting good examples for America’s youth”, notes Foundation President Ralph Aguera.

Empowerment and hope are key factors in helping to rehabilitate our nations’ at-risk youth and these two organizations are perfect examples of those committed toward reaching that goal.” furthers Foundation Chairman George McCarthy.

To that end, organizations wishing to receive a grant can link below to view the Foundation Guidelines: https://www.skyranchfoundation.org/grants/funding-guidelines/

For almost 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 doribryant@gmail.com.

Special thanks to Mark Brown’s Industry Newsletter and  the following media outlets for their constant support

George McCarthy, Chairman

Ralph Aguera, President


About Sky Ranch Foundation and Sky Ranch For Boys®

Since 2011, the Foundation has awarded $3.3 million in grants to organizations providing support for at-risk youth. Formed in 1961 and building on more than 58 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

SKY RANCH FOUNDATION℠ AWARDS GRANTS TO THE ORANGE DUFFEL BAG INITIATIVE AND FOSTER ADVENTURE

January 2019

In our 59th year, Sky Ranch Foundation℠ continues to support our nation’s at-risk youth. The Beverage Alcohol Industry’s contributions have helped the Foundation to resultantly award grants to organizations so focused, such as these two worthy organizations.

Atlanta, GA-based ‘The Orange Duffel Bag Initiative’ (theodbi.org) was co-founded by someone who himself was an at-risk youth, Sam Bracken. A mobster stepfather, a sadistic stepbrother, drinking and doing drugs by the age of 9, mother abandoning him, virtually homeless…Despite these obstacles, he received a 4 year football scholarship and, as he left for College, all he had fit into one orange duffel bag, hence the name of this wonderful organization.

Dwayne Kasper Board Member Vice Chairman 5K Committee Chair The OBDI with Foundation President Ralph Aguera

With more than 6,100 youth in foster care between the ages of 11 and 18  in West Virginia, Foster Adventure (fosteradventure.org) aims to reach out to as many as possible. Ranch Foundation funds are directed to support their Opportunity Awaits Program which allows these youth to take hold or celebrate an opportunity presented to them such as extracurricular activities, school sports, clubs, class trips or “once in a life” experiences.

Foundation President Ralph Aguera states, “We salute these two organizations for their focus and earnestness in the rehabilitative work they do.”  Foundation Chairman George McCarthy furthers, “We are dedicated to continuing our efforts to award grants to organizations which help at-risk youth.”

To that end, organizations wishing to receive a grant have until January 31 to send in their Letter of Intent (LOI). Link here to view our Funding Guidelines:  https://www.skyranchfoundation.org/grants/funding-guidelines/

For almost 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 doribryant@gmail.com.

 

George McCarthy, Chairman

Ralph Aguera, President

About Sky Ranch Foundation and Sky Ranch For Boys®

Since 2011, the Foundation has awarded $3.3 million in grants to organizations providing support for at-risk youth. Formed in 1961 and building on more than 58 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