The Rancho Santa Fe Foundation supports nonprofit organizations with grants through its charitable funds, programs and endowment funds for community needs. Donors have many options for contributing to the Foundation’s grantmaking in San Diego County and beyond.



The Rancho Santa Fe Foundation supports charitable organizations with grants in four primary ways.

  1. Grants from Donor Advised Funds – We help donors connect with nonprofit organizations for their charitable giving in San Diego County and beyond
  2. Grants from Endowment Funds – Donors establish permanent funds at the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation for designated nonprofits to receive annual grants
  3. Grants from the RSF Women’s Fund and The Patriots Connection – A collective giving fund and our military support program
  4. Grants from the Community Impact Fund – North County Senior Connections, our current multi-year focus area, and annual collective grantmaking

The RSF Foundation has granted over $40 million since 2000; the chart below shows the percentage of total grants represented by each fund type.


Our Mission

At Rancho Santa Fe Foundation, a San Diego community foundation, our mission is to connect donors with regional and global needs through visionary community leadership, personalized service and effective grant-making.

We’re proud that our donors and community are served on a local level. Many of our donations are provided by residents of the Coastal North County San Diego, which include Rancho Santa Fe, Del Mar, Solana Beach, and Encinitas. In return, we work to give back to communities in need throughout San Diego County.

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