Our Vision & Mission

Invest in Seniors

Help make San Diego a better place to grow old

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.

A Looming Crisis

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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 3% 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

Del Mar Community Connections hosts Holiday Party

DEC. 27, 2021 8:53 AM PT Del Mar Community Connections held its annual Holiday Party Dec. 16. The event, an outdoor cookies and cocoa gathering at the Del Mar Civic Center Plaza, was planned by the Social and Good Times Committee led by Linda Chisari and was funded in partnership with the San Diego Seniors Community … Continue reading Del Mar Community Connections hosts Holiday Party

Goodbye 2021 and Hello 2022 – Looking Ahead

We are ending the year 2021 on a high note with our No Senior Alone Holiday Grant campaign.   Twenty-six senior centers and nonprofit organizations throughout San Diego County produced special holiday events bringing the spirit of the holiday season to over 4,000 seniors through a grant from SDSCF through our No Senior Alone Program. … Continue reading Goodbye 2021 and Hello 2022 – Looking Ahead

$85,000 in grants to 26 area nonprofits this year for the holidays

The San Diego Seniors Community Foundation has given $85,000 in grants to 26 area nonprofits this year to fund holiday programs as part of its No Senior Alone program this year’s grants have helped roughly 4,000 senior citizens across San Diego County through in-person and drive-thru holiday parties, meals, gift bags, poinsettias and technology devices to connect them with loved ones.

Ways to volunteer with seniors

There is no better way to celebrate the holidays than by giving back.  San Diego Seniors Community Foundation would like to provide some ways you can support seniors in your area this holiday season (and year-round!): Reach out locally Some seniors’ health prevents them from getting out and socializing. Keep them from feeling isolated by … Continue reading Ways to volunteer with seniors

Find Your Nearest Senior Center

View our interactive map of San Diego senior population demographics and senior center locations

Latest Research

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