Rancho Santa Fe Foundation


Whether you have specific plans for your charitable giving or you are seeking advice about how and where to give, we can help you reach your goals. We offer charitable funds that can be customized to your needs to allow you to put your vision into action.

For over 30 years, the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation has provided a high level of service by developing personal relationships with our donors, providing exceptional stewardship of the funds invested with us and addressing needs in the community.

Our Mission

To connect donors with regional and global needs through visionary community leadership, personalized service and effective grantmaking.

Our Vision

To be a comprehensive center for impactful philanthropy that inspires the joy of purposeful giving.

Our Values

Service to donors — We nurture relationships built on integrity and trust as we help donors achieve their philanthropic goals.

Stewardship — We provide exceptional organizational governance of the Foundation and fiscal management of the funds entrusted to us.

Collaboration — We promote partnerships among stakeholders and leverage diverse perspectives for the greatest impact on community needs.

Community Leadership — We advance the philanthropic work of our donors and community to address significant issues.

Why the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation?

The Rancho Santa Fe Foundation is a community foundation, providing a stable, tax-advantaged financial structure for the stewardship of philanthropic funds with a mission to serve the community. Our donors highly value working with a local organization where they receive personalized and professional service and a strategic awareness of community needs. The RSF Foundation is an independent, public 501(c)(3) charity.  (Tax ID #95-3709639).

Increasingly, the concept of the local community foundation is expanding to be inclusive of a broader definition of community envisioned by many donors. The Rancho Santa Fe Foundation works alongside our donors and partners to create a stronger philanthropic community in Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego, nationally and internationally.