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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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IRA Charitable Rollover Benefits Philanthropy and Older Americans

The IRA Charitable Rollover strengthens philanthropy and reduces the tax burden on older Americans. Now that Congress has made this provision permanent, it can be an important part of an effective charitable giving strategy. The IRA Charitable Rollover Explained Individuals are required to begin taking minimum distributions from their Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) when they […]

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Rancho Santa Fe Foundation Funds Thyme Together Food Truck for Seniors

Rancho Santa Fe Foundation is funding an innovative program to provide food security and socialization for vulnerable seniors in three North San Diego County communities. The Thyme Together food truck serves nutritious lunches to seniors five days each week (except holidays) at four mobile home parks and one faith center in San Marcos, Oceanside and Vista. […]

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Two New Directors Join RSF Foundation Board

Since 1981, Rancho Santa Fe Foundation has been helping people put their charitable vision into action through charitable funds and strategic, collaborative philanthropy. As we continue to expand our community impact in 2016, building on the over $50 million dollars of grants we have made, we welcome two new Directors, Michael Gregoire and Louis Mezzullo, to the RSF Foundation […]

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3 Strategies to Make Greater Impact with Your Philanthropy

Rancho Santa Fe Foundation provides three key strategies to assist you in making greater impact with your philanthropy: donor advised funds, legacy funds for planned giving, and trustworthy advice for local giving opportunities. Donor Advised Funds A donor advised fund allows you to take a tax deduction when you establish the fund, and then make grants […]

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Community-building with Wreaths Across America

In December every year, communities across the nation come together to honor and remember our veterans at the Wreaths Across America ceremony by laying wreaths on the gravesites at national cemeteries. For over 25 years this has been a national tradition, and in San Diego the 2015 event marked the 10-year anniversary. The community support […]

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