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Building Friendships Through Philanthropy

Rancho Santa Fe Women's hosts 2023 Grant Presentation

Record-breaking grant total awarded

The Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund gathered on Wednesday, May 17, at the Morgan Run Club & Resort for the annual 2023 Grant Presentation. The organization awarded a record-breaking $442,446 to 10 community organizations in San Diego County focused on assisting veterans, active military, and women services.

Grant award winners include San Diego Rescue Mission’s Safe Haven & Recovery Project, granted $60,386 to help renovate the Day Center, Kitchen & Wellness Center, providing wrap-around services for women and children victimized by homelessness and domestic violence, and Wounded Warrior Homes, awarded $75,000 towards its core services, including transitional housing, case management, and food pantry assisting over 460 post- 9/11 veterans and dependents.

Grant Chairs Kathy Sage and Cathy Burch led this year’s hardworking grants committee in reviewing 83 letters of intent inquiries with requests totaling over $3.6 million and sending out 27 Request for Proposals to nominate the final grantee candidates for a vote by the RSF Women’s Fund members. Additional organizations granted funds were Armed Services YMCA with $30,000, Solutions for Change with $30,000, Leap to Success with $50,000, Mama’s Kitchen with $35,000, New Entra Casa with $50,000, the Rosie Network with $54,000, VETS Beyond the Uniform with $25,000, and United Through Reading with $33,060.

The incoming Advisory Board President Nikki Carmody Ream noted, “The Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund is proud of how our members have joined together in meaningful and engaging ways to give back to the greater San Diego community. We are thrilled to have topped last year’s grant total by $53,000.”

The Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund seeks to effect positive change in the San Diego community through the power of collective giving. Since its inception in 2004, the RSFWF has donated over $5 million to 154 local nonprofit organizations and projects. In addition to its philanthropic work, the Women’s Fund also provides opportunities for women to connect and engage. RSFWF members can attend events, network with other women, and learn about important community issues. For more information, visit