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


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Grants 2019 

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updated grant information

The two Focus Groups for this cycle are:

1. Rebuild and Strengthen Women's Lives (includes job training and development)

2. Youth: Educational, Mental, and Emotional health

  Grants in Bloom Awards Ceremony 2018

Upcoming events

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The Grant Process Timeline for 2019:

  • Early August: Letters of Inquiry (LOI) download available on our website
  • September 4th (deadline extended):  LOI due to Women’s Fund from organization
  • Late November: Some organizations will be asked to respond to an Request for Proposal (RFP)
  • January 2nd: RFPs are due to Women’s Fund office                  
  • March 5-20th: After careful review by committee, some organizations are selected to move to the Site Visit phase. 
  • April: Selected organizations that held site visits are asked to attend a General Meeting and present to the Women’s Fund membership. Voting follows. 
  • May:  Grants are awarded                                                                                

2018 Grantees:

- Angels Family Foster Network
- Community Resource Center
- Emilio Nares
- Generate Hope
- Operation Hope Vista
- Nativity Prep Academy
- North County Lifeline




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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