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RSF Women’s Fund




The RSF Women’s Fund raises charitable funds from its members and awards grants annually to nonprofits meeting needs in specific focus areas. The RSF Women’s Fund is a donor advised fund of the RSF Foundation, and it has granted over $4.4 Million since its inception in 2004.


To educate, inspire and increase the number of women committed to philanthropy in order to strengthen the community and impact lives through informed, focused collective giving.


  • Grow our membership by gathering friends and neighbors to achieve common goals
  • Educate and inspire our membership to be informed philanthropists
  • Work together to improve and strengthen lives through charitable grants
  • Serve our areas of annual focus by adapting to local needs
  • Make the nearly impossible seem quite effortless

2023-2024 Board

Advisory Chair
Nikki Carmody Ream

Past Advisory Chair
Susan Hoehn

Candise Holmlund

Grants Committee
Cathy Burch (chair)
Kathy Sage (chair)
Maritia Walper (incoming chair)
Sara Bennett (incoming chair)
Mara Buchholz (past chair)
Nikki Carmody Ream (past chair)

Membership Committee
Melissa D’Amour (chair)
Cheryl Salmen (chair)

Finance Committee
Beth Terrana
Diane Solomon

Program Chairs
Kirstjen Nielson
Muffy Walker

Publicity Chair
Elia Surran

Social Chair
Kelly Stroud

Social Media Chair
Hazel Bentinck

Technology Chair
Mara Buchholz

Volunteer Chair
Ellie Cunningham

Members at Large
Cynthia Hudson
Donna Vance
Mary Consalvi
Sandra Coufal
Vivian Hardage

To learn more, please visit www.rsfwomensfund.org.

Expanded Community Vision


Rancho Santa Fe Foundation donors support causes around the world. Worldreader provides e-readers to students in many countries to expand literacy and economic opportunity.

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