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 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.

From the Blog

Press Release: SDSCF Announces Results of Inaugural San Diego Senior Centers Assessment

Report identifies challenges and opportunities to improve San Diego senior centers to serve a modern generation of dynamic older adults and focus on their total well-being


Op-Ed: In the Future, Robots Will Supplement Our Caregiver Workforce

In an op-ed for San Diego Magazine, SDSCF Founder, CEO & President Bob Kelly answers the question “What Will San Diego Look like in 2069?” with a bold prediction: some aspects of caregiving will be performed by robots.


Op-Ed: It’s Time to Mobilize in Support of LGBTQ Seniors

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender seniors are twice as likely to age alone and four times less likely to have children who can care for them in old age. In an op-ed for Gay San Diego, SDSCF Founder, CEO & President Bob Kelly argues it’s time to mobilize in support of LGBTQ seniors.


Press Release: Community Foundation Completes Assessment of Borrego Senior Center

The San Diego Seniors Community Foundation today released its assessment of the Borrego Springs Senior Center, which includes a detailed look at the area’s existing facility, as well as future possibilities and recommendations.