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The Patriots Connection – Serving Military and Veteran Families

Rancho Santa Fe Foundation is dedicated to advancing the health and well-being of military families during and after their service.

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Rancho Santa Fe Foundation is committed to honoring and supporting members of the San Diego military community for their service to our nation. The grantmaking goal of our Military/Veteran focus, The Patriots Connection (TPC), is to grow the capacity and sustainability of San Diego area nonprofit programs that serve active-duty military and veterans.

Find out more about the Grant requirements, how to apply and past recipients.

TPC Grants

The Patriots Connection Success

RSF Foundation’s military and veteran grant program has grown and evolved since its inception in 2008. Grants totaling more than $1.8 million have been awarded to programs serving junior enlisted military families, transitioning warriors and veterans. In 2022, The Patriots Connection granted $355,500 to 15 San Diego County nonprofits.

For nearly 15 years, San Diegans have relied on RSF Foundation to be a resource for identifying the most effective and worthwhile programs. Funding for grants comes from the generous, purposeful philanthropy of donors at Rancho Santa Fe Foundation who recognize the value of collaborative giving.

These donors’ combined contributions have provided more than $1,000,000 to address the greatest needs of the San Diego military community.

Platinum Star ($500,000+)
Harriet E. Pfleger Foundation

Gold Star ($50,000+)
The Parker Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Free
Mr. Richard Woltman
Mr. and Ms. Blaine Briggs
The Selander Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Pete Peterson
Ms. Paula Powers

Silver Star ($20,000+)
USS Midway Foundation

Bronze Star ($5,000+)
San Diego Gas & Electric
Ms. Gigi Fenley
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Goldsmith
Mr. and Mrs. Neil Hokanson
Mr. Jerry Schneider

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