Join the women of Rancho Santa Fe and support our community.

Each year, we collectively give approximately $250,000.00 in grants to non-profit organizations throughout Northern San Diego County.  If you are interested in helping us make a positive impact, please register for an upcoming event. 


“The Women’s Fund was founded as a way for members to join together in meaningful and engaging ways and to give back to the greater San Diego community.” 

-  Gayle Gilles-Mize, Founder

  Grant Awards &

15th Anniversary Celebration

2019 Grantees:

A Step Beyond

Boys and Girls Club of Vista

Casa De Amistad

Classics for Kids

Coastal Roots Farm

Ocean Discovery Institute

Support the Enlisted - STEP

Susan G. Komen-San Diego

Vista Community Clinic

Voices for Children



Thanks to the Women's Fund & Harvest Ranch Market for donating 200 sandwiches!

"Thank YOU Ellie and all the women who broke the record of how fast a group can make 200 extraordinary lunches! This morning in the soup kitchen, a woman who usually doesn’t take a sack lunch because she can’t eat peanut butter, was pleasantly surprised when she was told the sandwiches were turkey and cheese! This afternoon I got the pleasure of passing some of the last lunches out to people truly in need of lunch.

*****
Today at Interfaith, 200 people are singing the praises of the Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund members for the over-the-top 200 DELICIOUS sack lunches, including the treat of turkey and cheese sandwiches, the women built in a mere 45 minutes!
"

Micki Hickox

Volunteer Services Manager



Upcoming events and Site Visit Sign-ups

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Grants 2020 

Coming soon 

updated grant information.

The two Focus Groups for this cycle are:

1. Social and Human Services-including human trafficking, poverty and housing/shelter/homelessness

2. Military, Veterans and their families


Coming soon...

The Grant Process Timeline for 2020:

  • Early August: Letters of Inquiry (LOI) download available on our website
  • September :  LOI due to Women’s Fund from organization
  • Late November: Some organizations will be asked to respond to an Request for Proposal (RFP)
  • January 2020 : RFPs are due to Women’s Fund office         
  • March 2020: After careful review by committee, some organizations are selected to move to the Site Visit phase. 
  • April 2020: Selected organizations that held site visits are asked to attend a General Meeting and present to the Women’s Fund membership. Voting follows. 
  • May 2020:  Grants are awarded                                                                                

Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund  |  established in 2004  |  tax #95-3709639
162 S. Rancho Santa Fe Road, Suite B30, Encinitas, CA   92024

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