RSF Women Help Foster Children

The Rancho Santa Fe Women’s Fund (RSFWF) recently awarded a grant of $35,000 to Voices for Children (VFC). The money will be used for VFC’s Transition Age Youth program, which helps meet urgent needs for children aged 16 to 21 in San Diego County foster care. VFC provides Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs), who are specially trained volunteers aiding and advocating for foster youths. They serve as mentors and role models in areas ranging from financial management to health care and housing, and they also provide valuable information in court to help judges make informed decisions for the youths’ futures.

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VFC was one of 11 nonprofit organizations that received a total of $292,500 this year at the RSFWF’s Annual Grant Awards event – the largest amount the organization has granted in a single year. Other recipients were A Step Beyond, Boys & Girls Club of Vista, Ocean Discovery Institute, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation – San Diego, Support the Enlisted Project, Vista Community Clinic, Casa de Amistad, Classic 4 Kids, Coastal Roots Farm, and Promises 2 Kids.

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The RSFWF is a donor-advised fund of the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation. Since its establishment in 2004, the RSFWF has awarded nearly $3 million in grants to nonprofits throughout the community.

Learn more at www.rsfwomensfund.org and www.speakupnow.org.