In 2017, the RSF Women’s Fund awarded grants totaling $234,194 to seven nonprofit programs in San Diego County. The RSF Women’s Fund awards grants in specific focus areas and announces the grant recipients in May of each year. For information about the current grant cycle and focus areas, please visit the RSF Women’s Fund website.
Military and Veteran Services
1. Lightbridge Hospice Foundation – $39,000. The End of Life Hospice Care for Vets program includes special training designed for the caregivers of the Veteran population.
2. Palomar College Foundation – $27,152. The EMT Training Program will train Veterans transitioning to civilian life and seeking to become emergency medical technicians, paramedics, and other first responders.
3. Wounded Warrior Homes – $50,000. Transitional Housing/Reintegration Program provides up to 2.5 years of transitional housing and services for post-9/11 combat veterans with Traumatic Brain Injuries and/or Post Traumatic Stress to help them successfully reintegrate into civilian life.
Youth At Risk Services
1. Kitchens For Good – $30,000. Project Launch provides a 13-week training program teaching culinary skills plus financial literacy, resume and interview skills in 450 hours of instruction per student.
2. Promises2Kids – $20,000. The Junior Guardian Scholars Program starts in high school and works with foster youth to ensure they graduate from high school, advance to college, and complete their higher education.
3. Project Concern International – $50,000. Project SSTEP: To Stop Sex Trafficking aims to reduce sex trafficking in San Diego County.
4. The Elizabeth Hospice – $18,042. The Children’s Bereavement Program consists of school-based grief support groups, peer grief support groups, and a therapy camp for 6-17 year-olds.