Inspired Giving. Where Vision Meets Action.

At the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation, a San Diego community foundation, we believe that charitable giving becomes inspired giving when vision meets action. We make it possible for your vision to become action that changes lives.

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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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When the government shut down, nonprofits stepped up

There were countless news stories of nonprofits offering their services to those affected by the 34-day government shut down. While many were going without pay, nonprofits opened their doors and extended services to fill in the gaps felt by the missing paychecks. It’s a strong reminder of the importance of nonprofits and the role they play in society.

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January Thoughts: Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from a Qualified Retirement Account

As the New Years begins, individuals who are required to take an RMD, the most tax efficient way to use some or all of the RMD is to donate it to charity. Distributions from a traditional IRA are taxed as ordinary income; however, a QCD transfers directly to the charity and although it counts against the RMD, it does not count as income.

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