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