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Community Impact Grants

Grants from the Community Impact Fund at the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation allow donors to give collectively to make the most significant impact on needs in the local community and region.

Community Impact Grants

Grants from the Community Impact Fund at the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation allow donors to give collectively to make the most significant impact on needs in the local community and region.

The RSF Foundation’s expertise in philanthropy and grantmaking positions us well to make effective grants to address the greatest needs in the community. We work to enhance collaboration among nonprofits receiving the grants and providing the services.

We encourage donors to get involved in community grantmaking by donating to the Community Impact Fund. This fund is an endowment established by visionary, generous donors throughout the RSF Foundation’s history.  These donors have seen the potential for greater impact from multiple donors giving together to address an issue or a need in the community than most individual donors could have on their own. In order to fulfill this vision and increase the effectiveness of collective giving at the RSF Foundation in the present and the future, we welcome new donors to contribute to the Community Impact Fund at any time.

The Community Impact Fund pays out approximately $180,000 per year. Impact grants have benefitted nonprofits throughout the region as the RSF Foundation addressed a specific focus area of need each year. Recently, we have revised our community grantmaking to provide multi-year grants to organizations that collaborate to meet a pressing need in the community.

San Diego nonprofits supported through the Community Impact Fund in recent years include, R. Roger Rowe School, RSF Community Center, RSF Senior Center, Barrio Logan College Institute, Natural High, Interfaith Community Services, Angel’s Depot, San Diego Second Chance and The Tomorrow Project.

We are currently raising funds for  North County Senior Connections, a program dedicated to addressing needs of vulnerable seniors in North County communities. You may donate on our website or contact us for more information.

 

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The Rancho Santa Fe Foundation, established in 1981, is part of a 100-year tradition of community foundations in the United States. We connect people and organizations to support philanthropy and address community needs together.

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