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About Rancho Santa Fe Foundation

Whether you have specific plans for your charitable giving or you are seeking advice about how and where to give, we can help you reach your goals. We offer charitable funds that can be customized to your needs to allow you to put your vision into action.

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For over 40 years, Rancho Santa Fe Foundation has provided a high level of service by developing personal relationships with our donors, providing exceptional stewardship of the funds invested with us, and addressing needs in the San Diego community.

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Our Mission

To connect donors with regional and global needs through visionary community leadership, personalized service, and effective grantmaking.

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Our Vision

To be a comprehensive center for impactful philanthropy that inspires the joy of purposeful giving.

Our Values

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Service to Donors

We nurture relationships built on integrity and trust as we help donors achieve their philanthropic goals.

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We provide exceptional organizational governance of the Foundation and fiscal management of the funds entrusted to us.

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We promote partnerships among stakeholders and leverage diverse perspectives for the greatest impact on community needs.

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Community Leadership

We advance the philanthropic work of our donors and community to address significant issues.

Why Rancho Santa Fe Foundation?

Rancho Santa Fe Foundation is a community foundation, providing a stable, tax-advantaged financial structure for the stewardship of philanthropic funds with a mission to serve the community. Our donors highly value working with a local organization where they receive personalized and professional service and strategic awareness of community needs. RSF Foundation is an independent, public 501(c)(3) charity. (Tax ID #95-3709639).

Increasingly, the concept of the local community foundation is expanding to be inclusive of a broader definition of community envisioned by many donors. Rancho Santa Fe Foundation works alongside our donors and partners to create a stronger philanthropic community in Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego, nationally and internationally.

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Want to Learn More About Us?

Meet Rancho Santa Fe Foundation’s team and our Board of Directors. Read about our grantmaking, our Investment Performance, or our Financials and Reports.

Have a question? Please don’t hesitate to contact us!

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100 Years

The Rancho Santa Fe Foundation, established in 1981, is part of a 100-year tradition of community foundations in the United States. We connect people and organizations to support philanthropy and address community needs together.

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