Get to Know Us
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.
To connect donors with regional and global needs through visionary community leadership, personalized service, and effective grantmaking.
To be a comprehensive center for impactful philanthropy that inspires the joy of purposeful giving.
We Believe in Relationships
We deeply value the relationships of our donors, professional staff, volunteers, and nonprofit partners.
We Practice Stewardship
We provide exceptional governance, fiscal management, and guidance to our donors and nonprofit partners.
We Achieve Excellence Together
Together we are stronger, through collaboration, community leadership, and a shared vision.
We Do the Right Thing
Ethical behavior is an essential part of our success.
We are invested in the outcomes and impact to the communities we serve.
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.