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.

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

News Report: San Diego Not Ready for Senior Population Boom

San Diego Seniors Community Foundation president and CEO Bob Kelly spoke to KOGO radio last week about the growing number of seniors in our community and the lack of infrastructure to support them.

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News Report: Are We Taking Care of Our Seniors?

San Diego Magazine reported this week on the plight of seniors in San Diego, and how philanthropic organizations are stepping in to help.

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News Report: Recent Report Gives Assessment of Senior Centers in San Diego

San Diego Seniors Community Foundation president and CEO Bob Kelly appeared on KUSI this week to discuss our recent assessment of San Diego senior centers, and the work that needs to be done to prepare our community for the major demographic change ahead.

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News Report: San Diego Senior Centers Unprepared For Over 65 Population Surge

Bob Kelly and KPBS reporter Priya Sridhar visited the Ed Brown Center for Active Adults in Rancho Bernardo to see firsthand how senior centers support the health and wellbeing of senior orphans.

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