Congratulations to our 2022 RSF Women's Fund Grant Recipients! For a complete list, please see below.

Past articles about the WF

  • 29 Sep 2011 2:11 PM | Deleted user


    If you have a friend that you want invited to the upcoming get-together for prospective new members on October 27th, please send your friend's mailing and email addresses to Connie Pittard ( or Carol Linovitz ( right away. 



  • 27 Sep 2011 11:56 AM | Deleted user



    San Diego-based Angels Foster Family Network has selected Inter/Media Advertising of Encino, Calif. for its new advertising campaign designed to help the non-profit organization recruit ideal foster families for kids up to five years old and secure loving homes where the youngsters can get a successful and stable start in the early development years. The ad campaign is partially funded by a grant from the Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund.


    The agency is developing a 30-second TV spot and 60- second radio commercials. The goal is to raise awareness about the need for foster families, and appeal to those families that can pass the stringent background and financial check that the non-profit requires of its applicant. Angels selects only the finest of individuals to become Angels parents, and they are trained extensively in how to best care for an infant or toddler aged child. Angels is a program of prevention and has successfully rescued nearly 500 babies in 12 years and placed them with foster parents where they have optimum opportunities for early attachment and bonding. When a successful reunification is not possible, many Angels babies are adopted by their Angels parents.

  • 14 Sep 2011 7:08 PM | Deleted user


    The RSF Women's Fund kicked off the new year with a stimulating and informative September General Meeting. Dr. Danielle Weiss gave a slide presentation of the latest research to maintain good health with proper weight, exercise and Vitamin D. The meeting was well attended and members and guests had an opportunity to reconnect with old friends and meet new ones.

    Many thanks to the event photographer, Robert McKenzie, for providing pictures.

    Susan Muha, Gillian Gillies, and Gayle Gillies Mize

  • 06 Sep 2011 2:10 PM | Deleted user



    We are off to a great start for the RSF Women’s Fund Grant Season 2012! 

    I am happy to report that Kate Williams will lead the work group for Arts & Culture and that Jinda Schatz will lead the work group for Education and Research.  Diane Murphy will be our Site Visit Coordinator.  Thank you ladies for stepping up!

    Our two work groups are forming and we have great participation this year from our membership!  There is always room for more, so I invite all interested members to contact me and join one of our two work groups.  Our Kick-off meeting for the Grants Committee is Monday, September 19tth at 9:30am at The Inn.  We will then begin reviewing LOI’s (Letter on Inquiry) on September 26th and will meet once a week for 6 weeks.

    We look forward to another great year for RSF Women’s Fund and our combined interest in becoming more knowledgeable and skilled philanthropists.

    Donna Vance     756-2956

  • 01 Sep 2011 3:49 PM | Deleted user




    Plans for the first two Volunteer Participation Opportunities are Under Way!!




    1. For the September 12th General Meeting, members are invited to help two of our current Grantee Organizations:  

    Burn Institute and CSUSM Ace Scholars

    These organizations need school/art supplies for the youths in their programs.  Members can purchase $25 worth according to this suggestion: 

    Last Names from A-M   please buy plain printer paper, pencils, wire-bound notebooks, pads of lined paper, ball point pens;

    Last Names from N-Z--please buy lined  filler paper, file folders with pockets, highlighters, smaller note pads, coloring books. 

    Bring your items to the September 12th meeting where Cathy Hopf and Becky Horowitz will collect them. Cash is also accepted! 




    2. At the November 7th Meeting, members are invited to donate items to Dress For Success.


    This organization was one of our finalists in the 2011 grant cycle but did not receive a grant. As a way to support this very important organization, the RSFWF will hold a clothing drive.


    Members are encouraged to donate gently used, work appropriate clothing and accessories (or cash) to this very worthy cause.  More details will follow--but hold on to anything that you may be considering discarding until this event!


    For any questions about either of these events,

    call Cathy at (858) 759-0887

    or email her at

  • 31 Aug 2011 9:18 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    August 31, 2011 -Ranch & Coast   RSFWF Advisory Committee

  • 25 Aug 2011 1:56 PM | Deleted user



    Monday, September 12th at 9:30AM

    The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe--Garden Room



    The guest speaker for our first meeting is Danielle Weiss, M.D.


    Dr. Weiss is a Stanford-trained Endocrinologist who specializes in metabolism, weight control, diabetes, hormonal issues and longevity.  At the Center for Hormonal Health and Well-Being, Dr.  Weiss takes a holistic approach to her patients and the condition of their health. Dr. Weiss prides herself on spending time truly listening to your concerns and needs. She harnesses the physical, social, and spiritual aspects of healing and uses a team approach to develop a plan to address these issues together.


    Vitamin D is the "hot" vitamin of the moment....both literally and figuratively!  What makes this sunshine vitamin so important

    and why should everyone be taking?  Find out September 12th as Dr. Weiss discusses, "Vitamin D, a Hormone in Disguise."


    Also get "The Skinny on Fat," an informative and engaging buffet-style overview of what we need to know about the one thing we love to HATE....fat.  How do you have more than a fat chance of success with weight issues and the changes in metabolism that occur at different stages of life? How do you achieve your personal metabolic balance, improve your energy levels and enhance your longevity?  Come find out from Dr. Weiss!


    Register Now!

  • 04 Jun 2011 3:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    The RSF Women’s Fund grant committees awarded $284,930 to eight not-for-profit charities at the 2011 Grant Awards on May 23 at The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. The eight organizations are: ACCION San Diego, Angels Foster Network, Burn Institute, CSUSM-Ace Scholars Services, Reality Changers, San Diego Blood Bank, Senior Community Centers and Urban Corps. 

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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