Our Vision & Mission

We Need Your Help

Give to the San Diego Seniors Coronavirus Recovery Fund to help local seniors during and after the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic

Our Vision and Mission

We envision a world where older adults enjoy a healthy, dynamic way of life. Where they are socially connected, physically active, and meaningfully engaged in their communities. Where all San Diegans can age with dignity and have access to the resources they need to thrive.

Our mission is to increase awareness and action toward issues impacting seniors and to increase philanthropy to senior-focused organizations. Together, we can create a future where seniors are no longer vulnerable but vibrant.

Just Released

Read San Diego Seniors Community Foundation’s report on the state of San Diego senior centers.

A Looming Crisis

  • San Diego's senior population is expected to double by 2030.
  • 33% of seniors over age 65 live alone.
  • 2 out of 5 seniors in San Diego County face severe economic hardship in meeting even the most basic of needs.
  • 1 in 10 seniors experience elder abuse in their lifetimes.
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We Need Your Help

The San Diego Senior Community Foundation is working to improve the quality of life for seniors in our region through the power of philanthropy. Currently, less than 2% of charitable giving nationwide is directed toward programs for senior citizens. By giving to SDSCF, you can be sure that your money is going to fund initiatives, programs, and infrastructure that will directly support seniors in San Diego. Together we can ensure that all seniors have someone they can turn to and trust.

News & Updates

Joe Gavin speaks to KUSI News

News Report: How San Diegans Can Help Seniors Impacted by Coronavirus

Joe Gavin spoke to KUSI News about the new normal for local seniors in the wake of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. As older adults shelter in place, community groups and nonprofit organizations are mobilizing to help them access food, medicine and essential supplies.

senior center of the future

The Senior Center of the Future

The senior center of the future will be a central hub for a community’s senior population, connecting older adults to vital resources that support healthy aging.

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Philanthropy 101: What Is a Community Foundation?

What is a community foundation and how is it different from other foundations? Learn how we operate, where we get funding, and how we benefit the community in this first installment of our Philanthropy 101 series.

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Step Up and Be Counted: Why the Census Matters for Seniors

For every person who isn’t counted in the 2020 Census, California will lose between $1,000-$2,000 per year in federal funding over the next decade. Help the seniors in your life complete the census with these tips from SDSCF and the United Way.