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Grants – Old

The Rancho Santa Fe Foundation supports nonprofit organizations with grants through its charitable funds, programs and endowment funds for community needs. Donors have many options for contributing to the Foundation’s grantmaking in San Diego County and beyond.



The Rancho Santa Fe Foundation supports charitable organizations with grants in four primary ways.

  1. Grants from Donor Advised Funds – We help donors connect with nonprofit organizations for their charitable giving in San Diego County and beyond
  2. Grants from Endowment Funds – Donors establish permanent funds at the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation for designated nonprofits to receive annual grants
  3. Grants from the RSF Women’s Fund and The Patriots Connection – A collective giving fund and our military support program
  4. Grants from the Community Impact Fund – North County Senior Connections, our current multi-year focus area, and annual collective grantmaking

The RSF Foundation has granted over $40 million since 2000; the chart below shows the percentage of total grants represented by each fund type.

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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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