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. It’s […]

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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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How to Get Your LOI Noticed

To get funding for a nonprofit program, the process typically starts with a great LOI (Letter of Intent). As a community foundation that has reviewed many of these, we understand what that takes. Here are simple strategies to help get your LOI noticed. Do research before writing an LOI. The most important step is to […]

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Are You Successfully Planning for Your Heirs’ Wealth?

For many of us, discussing money can feel uncomfortable – especially with kids or grandkids. This can lead to unexpected and unfortunate results. For example, according to this TIME article, 70% of wealthy families lose their wealth by the second generation. Then, by the third generation, 90% of wealthy families lose that wealth. That is […]

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6 Things to Look For When Choosing a Nonprofit to Support

It can feel challenging to select the right nonprofit to support; this is a common phenomenon. You want to help a cause you care about, while also making sure you’re working with an organization that’s making a true, significant impact. That’s why we are sharing 6 things donors should look for in a nonprofit, so […]

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Philanthropy 365 Days a Year

The beginning of the new year means many things to many people. With the holidays behind us and the anticipation of a new fresh beginning, it is a good time to reflect on the blessings of our lives and goals for year to come. It is a time to focus on how we can accomplish good […]

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Glenner Alzheimer’s and San Diego Opera Partner on Innovative Town Square

We are honored to welcome Glenner Alzheimer’s Family Centers as an endowment fund partner at RSF Foundation. Their collaboration with San Diego Opera to create Town Square to provide care for those facing Alzheimer’s is the kind of innovative partnership we value and support. The Need for Alzheimer’s Care in San Diego With more than […]

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What’s in Our Planned Giving Toolkit for Professional Advisors?

At the RSF Foundation, we make it easy for professional advisors to inform their clients about options for planned charitable giving. We offer many tax-advantaged options that make it possible for donors to support the causes and organizations they care about into the future. You will find all the information you need about planned giving […]

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Meet Buena Vista Audubon Society in North San Diego County

The RSF Foundation welcomes new endowment fund partner, Buena Vista Audubon Society, the coastal North San Diego County chapter of the National Audubon Society. We are pleased to be helping BVAS fulfill its mission of community-based nature conservation. An endowment fund is an ideal method for BVAS to strengthen support for its long-term view of […]

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