Endowment Funds

An endowment fund at the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation is a permanent fund that builds a legacy for the future of a charitable organization. As it grows through contributions and investment earnings, the fund provides annual support for both the current needs and the long-term sustainability of the organization.



Nonprofit organizations, as well as individual donors, may establish endowment funds at the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation. The fund can be set up with almost any amount as an investment in the future. The endowment fund provides a maximum 5% payout, or the fundholder may choose to let the fund continue to grow without drawing from it every year.

Nonprofit organizations also have a non-endowed fund option. This type of fund may be set up for special projects, or as a first step toward establishing an endowment. Some organizations have both endowed and non-endowed funds, and some have multiple endowments, at the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation. Contact us to discuss the fund that would be right for your organization.

There are many nonprofit organizations with established funds at the RSF Foundation, such as:

  • The La Jolla Symphony and Chorus, enriching the community’s art scene through affordable concerts and events.
  • San Diego Second Chance, based in the Imperial neighborhood of San Diego, empowering their clients to become self-sufficient through providing job training, housing and more. They even have a plentiful garden tended by youth that people can purchase produce from, such as City Heights residents through CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) programs.

Here is the full list of organizations that have established funds at the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation.

Arts & Culture Environment
Coastal Communities Concert Band
Community Concerts of RSF
Friends of the Cardiff-By-The-Sea Library
La Jolla Symphony and Chorus*
Mingei International Museum*
Oceanside Museum of Art
RSF Art Guild
RSF Historical Society
RSF Library Guild
RSF School District Performing Arts Center*
San Diego Symphony Foundation*
Buena Vista Audubon Society
Escondido Creek Conservancy*
Plant with Purpose
RSF Garden Club
San Diego Botanic Garden
San Dieguito River Park
San Dieguito River Valley Land Conservancy*
San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy
 Education  Human Service
ARCS Foundation, Inc. – San Diego Chapter
Aseltine School
Cal State San Marcos, School of Nursing
Chelsea’s Light Foundation
Elementary Institute of Science
Friends of San Pasqual Academy
RSF Education Foundation
Solana Beach Foundation for Learning
TERI, Inc.
The Cambridge School*
The Grauer School
Torrey Pines High School Foundation
Village Nursery School*
Big Brothers Big Sisters of SD County*
Boys and Girls Club of San Dieguito
Community Resource Center
El Faro de Luz*
Interfaith Community Services
Just in Time for Foster Youth*
RSF Foundation Community Impact Fund
RSF Senior Center
San Diego Center for Children
San Diego Second Chance*
 Health  Military
Alzheimer’s Association of San Diego*
George G. Glenner Alzheimer’s Family Centers, Inc.
International Bipolar Foundation
Rady Children’s Hospital Foundation*
The Burn Institute
Vista Community Clinic
Integra Center*
Navy SEAL Foundation
The Patriots Connection
United Through Reading
 Religious  Other
First Church of Christ, Scientist
St. Francis Episcopal Church of Pauma Valley
Helen Woodward Animal Center
Osuna Adobe Restoration
RSF Fire Fighters Antique Fire Engine Restoration*
RSF Community Center
RSF Rotary
RSF Youth Soccer
Wells of Life, Inc.*
*Indicates non-endowed fund

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