Our 2022-2023 Grant Cycle has begun! For additional information, please click on the Grants tab. The focus areas for this year are Military Support Programs and Women's Services.


24 May 2021 9:14 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Volunteer Chair Ellie Cunningham, grantee Operation Hope representatives Cindy Taylor and Nicole Ketcher. Seated: Member-at-Large Kathy Yash, Jennifer Handy of grantee Interfaith Community Services

MAY 24, 2021 10:31 AM PT

The Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund Grant Celebration took place May 11 at a luncheon held at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club. This year the RSF Women’s Fund presented more than $300,000 in grants to 10 local charities.

The Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund (RSFWF), which was started in 2004, captures the generous spirit of women who live in the Rancho Santa Fe area of the county. Every member contributes $2,300 to the fund each year, and all the money is donated every year to select recipients. RSFWF has granted more than $4.4 million over its 17 years. The vetting process of candidate organizations is rigorous, with members of RSFWF spending seven months pouring over the grant requests to see which are the most worthy. This year the two focus areas for grants are “Education and Economic Development” and “Children and Youth.”

Since COVID started many organizations have had more demand for their services, less funding and the challenges of meeting needs virtually. The grants they receive are significant resources for their continued service in the community. For more information, visit www.rsfwomensfund.org.

Women's Fund Board Chair -Candise Holmlund, outgoing & Susan Hoehn, incoming

Sharon Considine. Kimberly Laws of grantee Girls on the Run, Michelle Pius of grantee Fresh Start Surgical Gifts, Sue Major, Anna Maria Maybury of grantee Girls on the Run. Seated: Caitlyn McTaggert of grantee Girls on the Run, McCall Pinnell, Barbara Freundt

Women's Fund members and 2021 Grantees

Grants Co-Chairs Mara Buchholz and Nikki Ream, Advisory Chair Candise Holmlund, Incoming Advisory Chair Susan Hoehn2021 Grant Chairs - Mara Buchholz & Nikki Carmody-Ream; Candise Holmlund & Susan Hoehn

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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