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


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On Sunday December 2nd, 2018 Denise Walsh, a RSFWF member since October 2017, held a Xmas luncheon for her friends and family.  Women were invited to contribute to the Boyd family who lost their home in the Camp Fire.  Denise’s guests generously donated several thousand dollars.  Thank you Denise for your compassion and commitment to helping those in need.



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

  Grants in Bloom Awards Ceremony 2018

Upcoming events

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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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