Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund members working on grant applications

March is an important part of the 2015 Grant Awards cycle for the members of the Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund. The Grants Committee has been working hard since September to review the funding proposals that have been submitted by local nonprofits.

The two areas of focus for 2015 are Military/Veteran’s Services and Women’s Services.

March moves the organization closer to its Grant Awards goal with site visits to 14 of the remaining organizations. The visits are under way, as members participate in this “hands-on” portion of the yearly grantmaking process.

By the end of this Site Visit Phase, the pool of potential recipients will be narrowed to 10 finalists.

The final two meetings of the RSF Women’s fund will culminate in presentation of this year’s awards. Since its inception in 2004, the RSFWF has provided nearly $2.5 million in grant funding to San Diego programs.

Upcoming meeting dates are:

9:30 a.m. April 23, RSF Golf Club: Grants Proposal Presentations from the 10 prospective grantees that RSFWF will be voting on. Members will hear from the organizations that are being considered for a RSFWF grant and many members have found this meeting to be interesting and helpful with their personal voting choices.

5 p.m. May 13, RSF Tennis Club: Presentation and Celebration Award Ceremony of 2015 Pooled Funds Awards. This emotional and rewarding evening is celebrated with members and grantees as the culmination of another successful year of awarding meaningful grants to worthy organizations right here in the community!

Membership is open to women in the 92067 or 92091 areas who are interested in sharing their philanthropy. Annual contribution is $2,250. For information about becoming a Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund member, contact