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Rancho Santa Fe Women's Fund (RSFWF) Grant

Grants to California Nonprofits in Eligible Areas
for Education, Youth, and Economic Development Programs

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

Deadline Date:

09/01/20 12:00 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $50,000 to California nonprofit organizations in eligible areas for economic development, youth, and education programs. 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. Only those organizations that serve populations in North San Diego County and San Diego City area are eligible.

The prospective program/project should be a successful answer to a significant problem in one of the designated focus areas for the 2020-2021 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 two Focus Areas for this cycle are:

  1. Children/Youth, including at-risk youth/teens, foster children and other infant/childhood development issues
  2. Education/Economic Development, including tutoring, college transition, job training and placement for all ages

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

Any organization who has received a grant will not be eligible to receive another grant for three years. This guideline will be applied to the organization itself, as well as to a given project. For example, an organization that received a grant in 2018 would not be eligible until the 2021 grant cycle.

RSFWF does not provide grants to fund capital campaigns or endowments.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- August 3rd -- Letter of Intent form download is available on the website.
- September 1st -- Letter of Intent form from the organization is due by 12:00 PM to Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund. No exceptions.
- November -- Selected organizations will be asked to respond to a Request for Proposal (RFP).
- December -- Proposals (RPFs) are due to Women’s Fund office.
- March -- Selected organizations are invited to move to the Site Visit phase whereby members of the RSFWF will visit the organization to learn more about both the project and the organization itself.
- April -- Selected organizations are asked to attend a General Meeting and make a brief presentation about the project to the Women’s Fund membership. Voting by membership soon follows.
- May -- Recipients are notified and 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.

Submit LOI online: https://www.rsfwomensfund.org/2020-LOI-Form

If you have questions, please contact staff at:
(760) 230-2761
womensfund@rsffoundation.org

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

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