Rancho Santa Fe Foundation is 80 percent closer to making Dec. 31 deadline

With only 20 percent left to go, the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation is close to maximizing its 35 for 35 Challenge that ends Dec. 31. This giving opportunity, created by local donors, matches funds dollar-for-dollar to the organization’s Community Impact Fund for up to $35,000.

Since its launch in 2006, the Community Impact Fund has turned local vision into action throughout San Diego County. It has granted more than $1.6 million to 67 nonprofits that make a positive impact throughout the community.

Rancho Santa Fe residents Molly and Mike Gregoire wanted to empower this fund to do even more in years to come.

That’s why, in honor of the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation’s 35th Anniversary, they offered a short-term matching challenge. This opportunity is almost over.

The 35 for 35 Challenge began on Nov. 1, 2016 and, in less than two months, has raised $28,000. With a little under two weeks to go, only $7,000 is left to be raised. If this final amount is reached by Dec. 31, 2016, the Challenge will have been met.

“We’re very grateful to all the donors who have contributed to the campaign thus far,” says Executive Director Christy Wilson. “There are so many wonderful nonprofits in San Diego, having an additional $70,000 available for community impact grants is an amazing gift that we will be able to provide to our region.”

Here is how the Community Impact Fund works; it is supported by donors who want to use their collective donations to address critical challenges throughout the community. Collective giving paired with the expertise of RSFF staff and directors enables unique opportunities and grants. When an individual gives, whether it be $35, $350, or $3,500 during the 35 for 35 Challenge, it is a collective effort to address community needs and challenges in a collaborative way. Interested individuals can learn more and give through the website

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