Our Vision & Mission

We envision a world where the senior population of San Diego County is nurtured into a healthy, dynamic way of life; where they are socially connected, physically active and a vital element of our community.

Our mission is to transition San Diego seniors from vulnerable to vibrant, through the power of philanthropy—and that no local senior is left without access to the resources to thrive.

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 live at or below the poverty level.
  • 1 in 20 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.

From the Blog

Coming of Age Film Festival

Coming of Age Film Festival Celebrates Seniors on the Silver Screen

MOPA’s Coming of Age Film Festival offers a humanistic portrait of aging in America and around the world. Films are shown every Friday in May at 7 p.m.

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San Diego Joins the Age-Friendly Communities Club

The City of San Diego joins Chula Vista, La Mesa, and San Diego County as a member of AARP’s Network of Age-Friendly Communities.

Woman delivering groceries to elderly neighbor

Five Things You Can Do to Help Seniors in San Diego

So you’ve decided you want to do something to help senior citizens in your community, but you’re not sure where to start. Here are five ways to get the ball rolling.


West Grant Funds New Emergency Room for Seniors at UCSD

The Gary and Mary West Senior Emergency Care Unit at UC San Diego Health exemplifies the way philanthropy can benefit San Diego’s older adults