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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 […]

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 […]

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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We invite you to join in TPC grantmaking with a $40,000 match challenge

We all know the power of a dollar-for-dollar match. Not only does it highlight the support the match donor(s) has for a program, it also demonstrates the community’s support of the project. Thanks to a group of generous supporters, we have the opportunity to match all donations made through Sept. 15 to The Patriots Connection […]

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How the RSFF Women’s Fund Is Making an Impact

Here at RSF Foundation, we believe working together with dedicated philanthropists is the number one way to increase your impact and power of your donation. A successful example of a collaborative giving model is the RSF Women’s Fund. Since it began in 2003, the Women’s Fund at the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation has made a […]

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What are Donor Advised Funds and How Do They Work?

Based on critical factors, like the current economy and stock market, it may be the ideal time to contribute to a Donor Advised Fund (DAF). Here’s why: creating a DAF provides an easy, low cost opportunity to be more intentional in helping the causes they care about, while also taking advantage of charitable tax deductions. […]

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What Nonprofits Wish Their Donors Knew

As a donor, the behind the scene activity at a nonprofit might feel mysterious. Here is the great news: It doesn’t have to be that way! It’s why we are going to share a few things that nonprofits wish their donors knew – and donors will be happy to hear, as well. Nonprofits are Passionate […]

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