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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.

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.

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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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We Believe in Relationships

We deeply value the relationships of our donors, professional staff, volunteers, and nonprofit partners.

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We Practice Stewardship

We provide exceptional governance, fiscal management, and guidance to our donors and nonprofit partners.

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We Achieve Excellence Together

Together we are stronger, through collaboration, community leadership, and a shared vision.

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We Do the Right Thing

Ethical behavior is an essential part of our success.

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We Care

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.

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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!

Vision into Action

Our Story

We created an animated video for a fun and engaging way to show how the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation connects vision and action to create vibrant communities. Click on the yellow button to watch the 90-second video.

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