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Rancho Santa Fe Women's Fund (RSFWF) Grant

Grants to California Nonprofits for Health, Human Services, and
Military and Veteran Support Programs in the San Diego Community

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Rancho Santa Fe Foundation - Rancho Santa Fe Women's Fund (RSFWF)

Deadline Date:

09/03/19 12:00 PM


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Grants of up to $50,000 to California nonprofit organizations for health, human services, and military and veteran support programs in the San Diego community. In order to be eligible to apply, an organization’s project must meet at least one of the following three criteria: it is a bold new endeavor, it addresses a critical or urgent need, or it offers new approaches to existing problems.

The prospective program or project should be a successful answer to a significant problem in one of the designated focus areas for the 2019-2020 Grant Year. The connection to the focus area(s) should be clear and identifiable.  In addition, please provide estimated results along with provable metrics as to how you envision accomplishing these outcomes. 

The three Focus areas for this cycle are:

  1. Military, Veterans and their families
  2. Social and Human Services -- including human trafficking, poverty, and housing/shelter/homelessness
  3. Health-related Issues -- including mental health, addiction, disease disorders, chronic illness, disabilities, and the use of animals for therapy

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 150257

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $50,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants and projects:
- 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
- A given organization is only eligible to receive a grant every three years. This limitation pertains not only to a given project, but also to the organization, itself.

Ineligible projects:
- RSFWF does not provide grants to fund capital campaigns or endowments.

Pre-Application Information:

- September 3: LOI due to Women’s Fund from organization by at 12:00 PM
- Late November: Selected organizations will be asked to respond to a Request for Proposal (RFP)
- January 2: RFPs are due to Women’s Fund office
- March: After careful review by committee, selected organizations are invited 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 13: Grants are awarded

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Email completed LOI's to:

Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund
162 S. Rancho Santa Fe Road, Suite B30
Encinitas, CA 92024

Phone: 760-230-2761
FAX: 858-756-6561

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: San Diego