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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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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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