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The VisionNow program at RSF Foundation highlights activities that our donors are engaged in which put their charitable vision for a brighter future into action today.  We believe that a shared vision for addressing needs and changing lives can make real and lasting impact in our communities.

Vision Now

Upcoming Events

VisionNow: Human Trafficking – In Plain Sight

Monday, April 29, 2019
11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
The Hive – Leichtag Foundation



Join Rancho Santa Fe Foundation donors and friends for a conversation
with experts dealing with human trafficking to discuss the prevalence in our city and prevention, recovery and empowerment for survivors.
Performing a dramatic presentation at the event will be a group of
student actors from kNOwMORE.


Ashlie Bryant, 3 Strands Global – PROTECT, Co-Founder, President & CEO

Jamie Quient, Free to Thrive – Legal Services, President & Managing Attorney

Kim Berry Jones, Center for Justice & Reconcilitation, kNOwMORE – PLNU, Program Director

Susan Munsey, Generate Hope, Founder & Program Director

Past Events

VisionNow: Developing the Next Generation

Tuesday, September 25
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Join us as we discuss workforce development opportunities for at risk youth ages 16-24 in San Diego County. Our three panelists will each share the “why” and “how” of programs they have developed. They’ll also share challenges those youth face and how their programs are not only helping secure jobs but putting the youth on a career path for a sustainable future.


Jennifer Gilmore, Kitchens for Good

Don Wells, Just In Time For Foster Youth

Peter Callstrom, San Diego Workforce Partnership

Bill Davidson, Moderator, RSF Foundation board chairman

VisionNow: Building a Creative Community

A conversation about the arts in our community – current climate of the arts, challenges organizations face, and trends for the future, hosted by RSF Foundation on October 3, 2017.

Our panelists discussed topics including: current climate of the arts in San Diego, our community’s dedication to building a creative community, what arts organizations have in common and the unique challenges that each organization faces.


Maria Mingalone, Oceanside Museum of Art

Kristin Lancino, La Jolla Music Society

Barry Edelstein, The Old Globe

Mark Holmlund, Moderator, RSF Foundation board chairman

VisionNow: Giving in a Global Community

A conversation about international philanthropy with leaders of organizations with local roots that are addressing needs around the world, hosted by RSF Foundation on September 28, 2016.

Our panelists discussed topics including: why give across the globe when there are many needs here at home, and how we can do the most good and least unintentional harm with our international philanthropy.  View the brief videos below for their insights.


Neil Otto, Project Concern International 

David Risher, Worldreader

John Rowe, Omo Child

Mark Holmlund, Moderator, RSF Foundation board chairman

Video Highlights


Why give globally when there are still local needs?

How do you select which global issues to address?

How do you avoid unintended consequences?

How involved do you like donors to be in your work?


VisionNow: Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine

Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine is pioneering the use of rapid whole genome sequencing to diagnose and inform care for our sickest infants and children.

Stephen Kingsmore, MD, DSc
President and CEO of Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine

Thursday, January 19, 2017
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. – Reception
6:00 p.m. – Program

Expanded Community Vision


Rancho Santa Fe Foundation donors support causes around the world. Worldreader provides e-readers to students in many countries to expand literacy and economic opportunity.

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