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

Sip - n - Style

The Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund held its Annual RSFWF White Party “Bubbles and Blanca” Jan. 17 at the home of Denise Walsh. Attendees dressed up in their favorite “Winter Whites” and enjoyed an evening of champagne, nibbles and more.

Founded in 2004, this nonprofit philanthropic organization of “dynamic, charitable women have pooled their resources to make an impact on the lives of those in need in the San Diego community.”

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  Grants in Bloom Awards Ceremony 2018

Upcoming events and Site Visit Sign-ups

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

Grants 2019 

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updated grant information.

The two Focus Groups for this cycle are:

1. Rebuild and Strengthen Women's Lives (includes job training and development)

2. Youth: Educational, Mental, and Emotional health

The Grant Process Timeline for 2019:

  • Early August: Letters of Inquiry (LOI) download available on our website
  • September 4th (deadline extended):  LOI due to Women’s Fund from organization
  • Late November: Some organizations will be asked to respond to an Request for Proposal (RFP)
  • January 2nd: RFPs are due to Women’s Fund office                  
  • March 5-20th: After careful review by committee, some organizations are selected to move to the Site Visit phase. 
  • April: Selected organizations that held site visits are asked to attend a General Meeting and present to the Women’s Fund membership. Voting follows. 
  • May:  Grants are awarded                                                                                

2018 Grantees:

- Angels Family Foster Network
- Community Resource Center
- Emilio Nares
- Generate Hope
- Operation Hope Vista
- Nativity Prep Academy
- North County Lifeline

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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