John owns and operates a ranch along the Central Coast of California producing organic passion fruit, feijoas, and horned melons along with grass fed beef. As President of Swift Development Inc., he invests in historic commercial buildings in San Francisco, Denver, and Portland. Mr. Swift actively supports Rotary International being a member of the Arch C. Klumph Society by funding a Peace and Conflict resolution scholar at U.C. Berkeley.
He has served on the Board of World Neighbors and is currently a trustee with Conservation International. He lived and worked as a volunteer in Papua New Guinea from 1980-82 and helped launch Pathfinder's work in Papua New Guinea. Since the early 1970s, Mr. Swift has been an advocate for women's right to choose and supporter of Planned Parenthood. With his involvement in several family foundations, he funds climate change, indigenous rights, biodiversity conservation, and poverty programs.