WELCOME TO SWAYZE!
BE A PART OF THE SWAYZE LEGACY!
What We Do
Swayze is dedicated to everything Swayze to continue the Swayze Legacy!
The Swayze Foundation is a charitable foundation (501c3).
We are committed to providing, at no cost, (scholarship) programs in the arts, sports, equestrian and animal therapy to individuals with any and
all types of abilities, all over the world!
Our focus is on inclusion and bettering the lives of all those we touch.
The Swayze Way
100% of the profit from our Swayze store goes to the Swayze Foundation!
Become a part of the Swayze Legacy!
Established March 2, 2018
And so much more!
Habitat For Humanity
Los Angeles Recreation Department
San Diego Recreation Department
Cloverdale Cabana Club
Cherries the pony
Heavens Hoof Prints
Miracle League of San Diego
Horses for Heros
Red Rock Riding Ranch
California Spectrum Care
Make A Wish
Gary Sinese Foundation
Charitable Gifts Given
A STELLAR FRIEND FROM AUSTRALIA! (5/25/21)
Max and his Eagle scout troop #888 handcrafted and dedicated two beautiful benches for Swayze Ranch! Max also came back and put up the numbers of our address! What a fine young man and his family! Very grateful!
These are beautiful hand made benches!
We are also getting a plaque made by the Eagle Scouts. The plaque will say dedicated to Swayze Ranch and Charlene Swayze for all of the community service and animal therapy they provide.
Thank you scouts! 5/16/21
The Santa Clarita Signal Newspaper published a great article on the story at Swayze Ranch and our animal therapy in action! 3/8/21
The Swayze Foundation partnered with the Tim Tebow Foundation and was honored to be part of a "Night to Shine" as hundreds of thousands came together to honor and serve those with disabilities
on February 12, 2021!
"NIGHT TO SHINE"
Presented by the Tim Tebow Foundation and partnered with the Swayze Foundation. 2-12-21
We had the BEST TIME. We can't thank you enough for being so gracious and letting our kids come see your alpacas. Without knowing you, it's obvious you have such a kind heart for kids (with all abilities)...here is our "special needs" (we call him super abled) boy loving on your sweet animals ... he asked to come back today with some friends!!!! 2/10/21
LENDING A HELPING HAND! 12/5/20
SWAYZE FOUNDATION AT WORK! 11/25/20
SO GLAD TO HAVE SONYA WORKING FOR US! 11-15-20
The Swayze Foundation at work!
SWAYZE STAR NAMED!
THANK YOU TO JIMMY INGRAM FOR MAKING CHARLENE AND DON SWAYZE A STAR! 10/6/20
Llamas—Yes, Llamas—Could Help Us Fight Covid-19
These creatures have evolved special "nanobodies" that may have an edge over human antibodies when it comes to developing a new treatment. July 18, 2020
SRD Straightening Reins – July 2020
by Maria Strmsek | Jun 24, 2020 | Community
As Summer unfolds at the SRD Ranch and the quarantine is being lifted, clients and volunteers are slowly returning while adhering to the restrictions still in place. Ranch Crew teens enjoy helping with the SRD Therapy Herd and the animals are responding with love and excitement. The barn is being painted a cheery red and the chicken coop is almost complete with its addition of window flower boxes. The SRD school-site visitation program is being restructured to meet demands in the event that the junior and senior high schools don’t reopen in the fall.
During this COVID-19 crisis, not-for-profit foundations needed to realign their thinking about maintaining virtual communication with their clients and donors. New strategies post-quarantine, will force the foundations to think more collaboratively in order to continue their missions. SRD keeps reaching out to organizations with similar missions to provide that support and hopefully expand services.
SRD was visited by both Alex and Angela Padilla, their family and Charlene Swayze and her daughter during the Family Friendly Ranch Time program. Mrs. Padilla is the founder of FundaMental Change, an organization whose mission is to make a difference in the lives of those living with mental illness in underserved communities. Since its inception, she has continued to work tirelessly with her events to bring awareness to remove the stigma surrounding mental disorders. She was excited to witness the work that SRD has been doing with children and families who are suffering with their own mental health challenges utilizing the equine-assisted learning method.
Charlene Swayze and her husband, Don, started the Swayze Foundation as a commitment to provide scholarship opportunities in art, sports, equestrian and animal therapy to individuals with any and all types of disabilities. Their Foundation has partnered with multiple organizations to provide support and enhance their mission. Both families need to be applauded for their passion of service to others and it was an honor to have them visit SRD. We’re looking forward to working together in the future, please visit our website to see what we are all about: www.srdstraighteningreins.org
Swayze Commemorative Bench
THE SWAYZE COMMEMORATIVE BENCH IS FORMALLY INSTALLED!
"ALL ABILITIES PARK"
OAK FOREST PARK, HOUSTON, TEXAS.
The park is not open yet because of COVID-19 but the plaque is on as of today. It is now an all-inclusive park for special needs! Thank you Oak Forest community! THX to Elyssa Horvath, Susan Tabashnik, Charlene Swayze, Brenda Harvell and Patsy Swayze fans worldwide!
Taking care of our own!
This is from our ranch hand, Sebastian. He is moving to Florida for an internship! The Swayze Foundation is supporting him!
"Hey Charlene, just wanted to thank you and the Swayze Foundation for your kindness and all you've done for me these past months. Thanks for the lovely memories and the great hiking shoes you got me. I am honored to have been able to be a part of your farm and help your animals. I hope to come back soon and pick up where we left off. Thank you!"
May 17, 2020
The Swayze Foundation reaching out!
Charlene Swayze and the Swayze Foundation received this "Thank You" card for her work and generosity in supporting this family during the current Pandemic crisis. Blessings!
May 14, 2020
THE SWAYZE FOUNDATION giving to help others!
Thankful for the wonderful Aplaca Fur.
My Tom and I would like to see more Alpacas in Acton as part of a 10 acre farm that is permaculture based. Goal is to create organic, healthy food for ourselves as well as show others how they can do the same. My brother Tom is very active with Meals on Wheels, The Fire Department , Permaculture and a number of areas. He’s just a really great dude! The fur is going to be a gift for my brother as he wants Alpaca as well as many other animals to be part of his Acton Farm! Look forward to seeing you soon (Tom and I both). Thank you for all that you & Donny do and of course for Patrick! The 3 of you are bringing lots of love and joy!
Making the World a Better Place
We are here to serve when there is a need!
April 21, 2020
"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together"