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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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Can I Donate Stocks to a Donor Advised Fund?

Donate Stocks to a Donor Advised Fund for a Tax Benefit When you donate stocks to a donor advised fund, you gain a tax benefit and maximize your contribution to support the charities of your choice. A significant tax benefit of using a donor-advised fund for charitable giving is the ability to donate appreciated stocks […]

Food Security is Mission Critical for a Healthy Aging Program in North County San Diego

The RSF Foundation has a vision for the future: healthy aging and increased food security for vulnerable seniors in N. County San Diego. We are putting that vision into action by funding North County Senior Connections (NCSC).  This program recognizes that healthy aging for vulnerable seniors depends upon access to healthy nutrition, meals and socialization. […]

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Meet Alzheimer’s Association of San Diego

The Rancho Santa Fe Foundation welcomes a new nonprofit fund partner, Alzheimer’s Association of San Diego. We are pleased to be a part of the good work this organization is doing to fulfill its mission “to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and […]

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The Patriots Connection Grants $97,500 to San Diego Non Profits

The Patriots Connection (TPC), a program of the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation, is committed to honoring and supporting the members of the San Diego military community for their service to our nation.  TPC has awarded over $1 million in grants since 2009 to San Diego nonprofits that serve the military community.  In 2015, TPC granted $97,500 […]

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What Can an Endowment Fund Do for Your Nonprofit?

What can an endowment fund do for your nonprofit organization?  One way to find out is to see what endowments are doing for other nonprofits.  The goals they have set to invite donors to help them fulfill their missions for a sustainable future will inspire you.  Think about the stories you will have to tell about the […]

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5 Reasons to Work with a Community Foundation for Planned Giving

Individuals and families often turn to professional advisors to help them plan ahead for what will be done with their assets when they are no longer able to direct how those assets are used. When estate planning attorneys, tax attorneys and financial advisors bring a community foundation into the planned giving conversations with their clients, […]

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RSF Foundation Announces Associate Director

We are pleased to announce that Sue Pyke will become the Associate Director of the RSF Foundation effective September 1, 2015.  The Associate Director is a new position at the Foundation.  Sue will have strategic and operational responsibility for the staff and programs, as well as relationship development with San Diego nonprofit partners. More than 55 nonprofit organizations […]

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