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Are You Successfully Planning for Your Heirs’ Wealth?

For many of us, discussing money can feel uncomfortable – especially with kids or grandkids. This can lead to unexpected and unfortunate results. For example, according to this TIME article, 70% of wealthy families lose their wealth by the second generation. Then, by the third generation, 90% of wealthy families lose that wealth. That is […]

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6 Things to Look For When Choosing a Nonprofit to Support

It can feel challenging to select the right nonprofit to support; this is a common phenomenon. You want to help a cause you care about, while also making sure you’re working with an organization that’s making a true, significant impact. That’s why we are sharing 6 things donors should look for in a nonprofit, so […]

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Philanthropy 365 Days a Year

The beginning of the new year means many things to many people. With the holidays behind us and the anticipation of a new fresh beginning, it is a good time to reflect on the blessings of our lives and goals for year to come. It is a time to focus on how we can accomplish good […]

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Glenner Alzheimer’s and San Diego Opera Partner on Innovative Town Square

We are honored to welcome Glenner Alzheimer’s Family Centers as an endowment fund partner at RSF Foundation. Their collaboration with San Diego Opera to create Town Square to provide care for those facing Alzheimer’s is the kind of innovative partnership we value and support. The Need for Alzheimer’s Care in San Diego With more than […]

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What’s in Our Planned Giving Toolkit for Professional Advisors?

At the RSF Foundation, we make it easy for professional advisors to inform their clients about options for planned charitable giving. We offer many tax-advantaged options that make it possible for donors to support the causes and organizations they care about into the future. You will find all the information you need about planned giving […]

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Meet Buena Vista Audubon Society in North San Diego County

The RSF Foundation welcomes new endowment fund partner, Buena Vista Audubon Society, the coastal North San Diego County chapter of the National Audubon Society. We are pleased to be helping BVAS fulfill its mission of community-based nature conservation. An endowment fund is the ideal method for BVAS to strengthen support for its long-term view of […]

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The Patriots Connection Awards $100,200 to San Diego Military-Focused Nonprofits

The Patriots Connection, a program of Rancho Santa Fe Foundation, awarded grants totaling $100,200 to nine nonprofit programs serving the military in San Diego County in May 2016. The Patriots Connection has awarded over 125 grants totaling more than $1 million since 2009 to nonprofits serving the local military community. “Rancho Santa Fe Foundation is proud to […]

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How Community Can Transcend Politics

As a community foundation, Rancho Santa Fe Foundation’s mission is to make connections among people and organizations that build and strengthen local communities. We continually look for innovative ways to make those connections. That’s why we were interested in David Brooks’ idea about community-building in response to trends in our national politics. In a recent […]

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What Can Our Community Do About Human Trafficking in San Diego County?

The RSF Foundation Community Room lived up to its name this week when a group of community members met together in our space to address a troubling issue in the San Diego County community:  human trafficking. San Diego Social Venture Partners (SDSVP) has identified human trafficking and child and domestic violence as their current focus areas. […]

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Mark Holmlund named Chairman of the Board of Directors

The Rancho Santa Fe Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Holmlund as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mark has served as a director of RSF Foundation since 2012. He has held the positions of Chair-Elect and Chairman of the Governance and Nominating Committee, and he currently serves on the Investment and […]

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