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The North County COVID-19 Response Fund creates grants to support those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more

The COVID-19 Response Fund creates grants to support those affected by COVID-19. Learn more

Chris Sichel, RSF Foundation CEO
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The Patriots Connection, a program of RSF Foundation

History of The Patriots Connection In 2009, our San Diego Marines and Sailors saw record deployments. It was at this time that RSF Foundation’s Board of Directors decided they needed to step into action and support local nonprofits serving junior enlisted military families. The Patriots Connection (TPC) began as a way of raising funds and […]

Growth of Grantmaking at RSF Foundation

In October 1981, RSF Foundation started as a way to support the local community by a few like minded philanthropists. The growth of the Foundation has been gradual over the past 40 years. Momentum was gained when the Board began hiring staff in 1997 and it wasn’t until 2000 when the Foundation purchased community foundation […]

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RSF Foundation Celebrates 40th Anniversary

History of RSF Foundation In October 1981, four local Rancho Santa Fe residents came together with the hope of creating a local foundation for individual philanthropists to help improve the community. Knowing they would need help to achieve their goal, they enlisted a group of founding directors to create what was to be known as […]

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North County COVID19 Response Fund March 2021 Update

It’s hard to believe that the COVID19 Pandemic has been our reality for a year now. While time has become confusing – days passing slowly and months blurring together, one thing is for certain, our global and local communities will be feeling the effects of COVID19 long into the future. Our work through the North […]

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How to Navigate Virtual Site Visits

With almost everything being virtual these days, we’re becoming well versed in hosting business online. And even though we’re all anxious to get back together and be able to gather in person, some of the conveniences of conducting business online will help us be more efficient even after we return to the office. With that, […]

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Black History Month

Honoring Black History Month – Philanthropy Edition

In honor of Black History Month, we’ve selected a compilation of resources and articles highlighting black philanthropy and the importance of how black history has shaped what this looks like. Read below for some of the excerpts from articles we selected and we also encourage you to read the full posts by following the links. […]

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Can I Donate Stocks to a Donor Advised Fund?

Donate Stocks to a Donor Advised FundFor a Tax Benefit When you donate stocks to a donor-advised fund, you gain a tax benefit and maximize your contribution to support the charities of your choice. A significant tax benefit of using a donor-advised fund for charitable giving is the ability to donate appreciated stocks to the […]

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North County San Diego COVID-19 Response

North County COVID-19 Response

Summary: This Response Fund serves the basic needs of nonprofits supporting the vulnerable populations affected by COVID-19 in North County San Diego. Donate here or contact our staff with questions. The Coastal Community Foundation, Leichtag Foundation and Rancho Santa Fe Foundation were honored to come together to launch the North County COVID-19 Response Fund in […]

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Valley Wildfire Survivor and Recovery Efforts Support

As the Valley Fire continues to burn, 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 used appropriately and in […]

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