To connect donors with regional and global needs through visionary community leadership, personalized service and effective grantmaking.
To be a comprehensive center for impactful philanthropy that inspires the joy of purposeful giving.
Service to donors — We nurture relationships built on integrity and trust as we help donors achieve their philanthropic goals.
Stewardship — We provide exceptional organizational governance of the Foundation and fiscal management of the funds entrusted to us.
Collaboration — We promote partnerships among stakeholders and leverage diverse perspectives for the greatest impact on community needs.
Community Leadership — We advance the philanthropic work of our donors and community to address significant issues.
Why the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation?
The Rancho Santa Fe Foundation is a community foundation, providing a stable, tax-advantaged financial structure for the stewardship of philanthropic funds with a mission to serve the community. Our donors highly value working with a local organization where they receive personalized and professional service and a strategic awareness of community needs. The RSF Foundation is an independent, public 501(c)(3) charity. (Tax ID #95-3709639).
Increasingly, the concept of the local community foundation is expanding to be inclusive of a broader definition of community envisioned by many donors. The Rancho Santa Fe Foundation works alongside our donors and partners to create a stronger philanthropic community in Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego, nationally and internationally.