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.

The Grant Process

Grant Process Timeline:

    • Early August  -- Letter of Intent form download is available on our website.
    • September 1st -- Letter of Intent form from the organization is due by 5:00 pm to Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund.  NO EXCEPTIONS
    • November -- Selected organizations will be asked to respond to a Request for Proposal (RFP).
    • December -- Proposals (RPFs) are due to Women’s Fund office. 
    • March -- Selected organizations are invited to move to the Site Visit phase during which members of the RSFWF will visit the organization to learn more about both the project and the organization, itself. 
    • April -- Selected organizations are asked to attend a General Meeting and make a brief presentation about the project to the Women’s Fund membership. Voting by membership soon follows. 
    • May -- Recipients are notified and grants are awarded.
  • Guidelines:

        • Only 501(c)3 organizations will be considered for funding.
        • Management of the organization (and project) overseen by reliable, ethical and experienced personnel.
        • Project plans need to demonstrate the ability to achieve results.
        • No organization that discriminates in any way (age, race, national origin, gender, physical ability, sexual orientation, political affiliation or religious belief) will be considered for funding.
        • Any organization who has received a grant will not be eligible to receive another grant for three years.  This guideline will be applied to the organization itself, as well as to a given project.  For example, an organization that received a grant in 2018 would not be eligible until the 2021 grant cycle.
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    • Letter of Intent Details: 

        • Download the 2021-22 Submission guidelines.
        • After reviewing the Submission guidelines, please complete the 2021-22 Letter of Intent (LOI) form and submit the form via email by NO LATER THAN September 1st at 5:00pm.  

      Some Helpful Tips for Submission:

        • Please be sure your project addresses the area of focus and fits the criteria.
        • Complete LOI Form online
        • Be clear and focused about how your organization would make the best use of the funds up to $50,000. 
        • Avoid discussing several projects with us, only propose one project.
        • Don’t forget to check the box on area of focus.
        • Upon submitting your LOI by email, be sure to requesting an email delivery receipt.
        • Any questions to:  womensfund@rsffoundation.org

      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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