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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