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.
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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
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.
Last week, San Diego Seniors Community Foundation hosted a training session with United Way of San Diego County to teach senior service providers how to assist their clients in completing the 2020 Census. Michele Silverthorn of the United Way and SDSCF’s Joe Gavin led the session, which included presentations from Isabel Lemus Goyre of the … Continue reading Step Up and Be Counted: Why the Census Matters for Seniors
Elder abuse is a growing public health concern that will touch 1 in 10 American seniors. In San Diego, a group called the Elder Protection Council is working to combat it.
SDSCF convened a panel of local experts at Voice of San Diego’s Politifest Housing & Transportation Summit to discuss the harsh economic reality facing seniors living in our increasingly unaffordable region.