Taking Advantage of Strong Market Conditions

Planning ahead during times of uncertainly is often challenging with unpredictable outcomes. But one thing we do know for sure is that right now the markets are close to all time highs. Most people who own publicly traded securities have posted gains over the last several years. Not only is this a positive sign for […]

How We’re Celebrating the Women in Philanthropy

At Rancho Santa Fe Foundation, we believe in the power of women. As March is Women’s History Month, we thought it would be appropriate to celebrate the different ways that women are impacting philanthropy and celebrate their successes. Giving Groups In 2004, the Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund was established as a way for members […]

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When the government shut down, nonprofits stepped up

By now, you might have seen the countless news stories of nonprofits offering their services to those affected by the 34-day government shut down. While many were going without pay, nonprofits opened their doors and extended services to fill in the gaps felt by the missing paychecks. It’s a strong reminder of the importance of […]

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January Thoughts: Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from a Qualified Retirement Account

Traditionally, December marks the end of the calendar year and is also the month in which many donors make annual charitable contributions to those organizations and causes they care the most about. And for those readers who are less than 70 ½ and who are not yet mandated to take a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) […]

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How to Help With California Wildfires

As fires continue to erupt in different parts of our state, it can be challenging to decide where to donate relief funds. Donors want to be timely about their giving so the problems facing the community can be addressed as quickly and responsively as possible. They also want to know that their gifts are being […]

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Double Your Gift to Wreaths Across America Through The Patriots Connection

Every December, the San Diego community comes together for the Wreaths Across America (WAA) ceremonies serving Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, Miramar National Cemetery, Greenwood Memorial Park, Valley Center Cemetery, and Oak Hill Cemetery to honor our veterans, remember our fallen heroes, and teach our children about the sacrifices made by veterans and their families. Each […]

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Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017; Informing Donors and Preparing Nonprofits

There are a lot of changes in the wind this year because of the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA). Donors and nonprofits alike should be aware of several implications as we enter the fourth quarter of the year. Many are fearful that with the increase in the standard deduction for a married […]

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Avoiding Sham Nonprofits as a Donor

You may have seen recent news stories that shed light on organizations that are claiming to help veterans but in practice, some are just lining their own pockets. Unfortunately, these sham organizations are experts at fooling donors into thinking that their work is a worthwhile investment. Usually, it isn’t until much later that the truth […]

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RSF Foundation’s Welcomes new Chairman of the Board, Bill Davidson

Rancho Santa Fe Foundation is excited to welcome Bill Davidson as the new Chairman of the Board. Bill joined the Board in 2013 and has since served on the Marketing, Strategic Planning and Audit Committees. He was appointed Chairman – Elect in 2017 and assumed the Chair at the beginning of 2018 and will serve […]

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Disaster relief

Giving in the Wake of Disaster

Community Foundation’s Role in Disaster Relief There have been a lot of disasters in recent months that have plagued communities across the US. While the devastation has been vast, the outpouring of help has inspired us and truly shows the good caring nature of our donors and people around the country. In the last three […]

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