RSF Women’s Fund




RSF Women’s Fund




The RSF Women’s Fund raises charitable funds from its members and awards grants annually to nonprofits meeting needs in specific focus areas. The RSF Women’s Fund is a donor advised fund of the RSF Foundation, and it has granted over $2 Million since its inception in 2004.


To educate, inspire and increase the number of women committed to philanthropy in order to strengthen the community and impact lives through informed, focused collective giving.


  • Grow our membership by gathering friends and neighbors to achieve common goals
  • Educate and inspire our membership to be informed philanthropists
  • Work together to improve and strengthen lives through charitable grants
  • Serve our areas of annual focus by adapting to local needs
  • Make the nearly impossible seem quite effortless

2016-2017 Advisory Board

Advisory Chair
Sandra Coufal

Past Advisory Chair
Donna Vance

Grants Co-Chairs
Robyn Hudgens
Jana Peck

Past Grants Chair
Gillian Gillies

Membership Co-Chairs
Kathy Sage
Ann Rible
Sue Pidgeon

Financial Co-Advisors
Cathy Hopf
Candise Holmlund

Communications Chair
Molly Gregoire

Program Co-Chairs
Allison Williams
Minerva Walz
Ann K. Brizolis

Volunteer Co-Chairs
Jennifer Miller
Mary Shulman

Gayle Gillies-Mize

Members at Large
Vivian Hardage
Kathy Yash
Mary Ann Smith
Jenny Freeborn

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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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