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