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RSF Women’s Fund Hosts September Kick-off Meeting

RSF Women’s Fund Hosts September ‘Kick-off’ Meeting September 22,2023 — 4:51 PM The Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund gathered a sell-out crowd on Sept. 12 for its annual “Kick-off General Membership Meeting” at a private RSF home. The event featured Dr. Ben Maxwell, Chief Child and Adolescent Psychiatry UC San Diego, Una Davis Family Chair […]

Rancho Santa Fe Awards Grants to San Diego Organizations

Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund Awards Grants to San Diego Organizations SEPTEMBER 1, 2023  The mission of the Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund is to give away grants to San Diego organizations that benefit children, women, healthcare, military, education, and social service on a rotating basis. This year’s grants totaled $442,000 and were awarded to […]

RSF Women’s Fund Awards Grant to VETS-Beyond the Uniform

RSF Women’s Fund Awards Grant to VETS-Beyond the Uniform August 24,2023 The Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund awarded a $25,000 grant to VETS-Beyond the Uniform as part of the $442,000 they invested in the local community for 2023, according to a news release. This grant offers veterans and their spouses free access to specialized assessments, […]

August, 2023 Newsletter

August, 2023 Newsletter Board Chair — Nikki Carmody Ream Past Board Chair — Susan Hoehn Historian — Candise Holmlund Grants Co-Chairs — Cathy Burch and Kathy Sage Incoming Grants Co-Chairs — Maritia Walper and Sara Bennett Past Grant Co-Chairs — Mara Buchholz and Nikki Carmody Ream Membership Co-Chairs— Cheryl Salmen and Melissa D’Amour Finance Co-Chairs — Beth Terrana and Diane Solomon Program Co-Chairs — Kirstjen Nielsen and Muffy Walker Publicity Chair — Elia Surran […]

Canine Companions

Canine Companions — $50,000 Team Training Program Description: Canine Companions pairs individuals who have physical and/or developmental disabilities, such as hearing loss, PTSD, autism spectrum disorder, muscular dystrophy, and cerebral palsy, with service dogs. These service dogs give the gift of independence and can improve the health and well-being of those living with disabilities, allowing […]

The Elizabeth Hospice

The Elizabeth Hospice — $25,000 Children’s Bereavement Program Program Description: The Children’s Bereavement Program provides grief support to vulnerable children ages 3-17 in San Diego County and Southwest Riverside County. It is the region’s only resource offering a comprehensive program specializing in children’s grief. They offer children a welcoming and safe space to receive grief […]


Promises2Kids — $50,000 Ensure Every Foster Child Has Access to Education and a Career Path Program Description: Through their Guardian Scholars program, Promises2Kids provides individualized and group support designed to help current and former foster youth graduate from high school and focus on post-secondary school life.  They are counseled and supported in their choice of […]

North Coast Repertory Theater

North Coast Repertory Theatre — $15,000 Theater School Scholarships Program Description: The Theater School at North Coast Repertory Theatre offers classes, productions, and summer camps to approximately 2,000 North County students, ages 4-19, annually. 100% of the requested $15,000 went towards their Theatre School Scholarship program, which waives the cost of class/camp tuition and production […]

Kids’ Turn San Diego

Kids’ Turn San Diego — $45,900 Creating Brighter Futures for Children Project Program Description: Kids’ Turn San Diego strives to empower children and teens to articulate their thoughts and feelings about their family situations, teach them coping skills and educate them that their parents’ behavior is not their fault or responsibility. In addition, they work […]