Contact Us~Donate

DONATIONS   ~  Would you like to contribute to the support of our Sanctuary?

We receive no grants and rely completely on sponsorships and private donations.  We offer several options. Please consider helping us support the 5 worthy horses in our sanctuary.  Thank you for your love and support of horses in need! And your gift is tax deductible!

Sponsorships: Sponsorships directly support an individual horse in our sanctuary.  It costs us $125 a month per horse just for hay. This does not include supplements, healthcare, farrier and other necessities.

  • A full sponsorship for one horse is: $200 per month. This covers hay and supplements, health needs, hoof care, fly masks, halters, blankets for the horse.
  • A hay sponsorship is $125 per month. This only covers hay.
  • A partial sponsorship is either $50, $75 or $100, $150 or $200 per month and is applied to feed first.

Horses who currently need additional sponsorship funds are listed here.  Please visit their photos on our shutterfly website to choose the one you would like to help!!

  • Sierra – partially sponsored. Needs additional $75 per month for full sponsorship.
  • Splash – fully sponsored.
  • Sunshine- hay sponsorship met. Needs additional $75 per month for full sponsorship.
  • Star Light- fully sponsored.
  • Kaptivate has full sponsorship.
  • Hope – unsponsored. Needs $150 per month for feed and special supplements. $200 a month for full sponsorship.
  • Seth the Candeyman – partially sponsored. Additional $50 a month for full sponsorship.

Cisco’s Circle: This is a fund that supports the operation of the Sanctuary…the maintenance and repair, manure removal, water, corrals, shelters, all infrastructure needs and rent!!  Without it the operation would cease with or without food sponsorships.  We gratefully accept donations of any amount toward our operating expenses.

Payment options: We will gladly invoice you monthly.

  • Paypal
  • Check
  • Money Order

If you prefer to send a check or money order please make it payable to:

Institute of the Southwest

Mailing Address: c/o Janet Meyer, PO Box 2360 Apple Valley, CA 92307


Phone: 760-247-7348

Please feel free to contact us at anytime. Email is the quickest way to reach us, as the Sanctuary Director is very busy during the day. She checks email several times a day.

Visitation to the sanctuary is by appointment.

Our horses thank you for your generosity on their behalf!



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