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

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Social Determinants of Health and Their Impact on Seniors

Social determinants of health are non-medical factors that influence health outcomes, including nutrition, environment, education, economic security, and social connectedness. Up to 80% of an individual’s overall health and wellbeing ca impacted by these factors.

Laura and Lisa from the Peninsula Shepherd Center

Connections Through Technology Program Bridges the Digital Divide for Peninsula Seniors

Meet Carol, Jerry, and Laura – Peninsula Shepherd Center members who received one-on-one technology training through the Connections Through Technology Program thanks to a grant from the San Diego Seniors Community Foundation.

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Donated Real Estate – A Legacy Opportunity

As society anticipates the largest intergenerational transfer of wealth in history, the option to make a legacy gift of real estate opens up new philanthropic opportunities.

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LGBT Center Receives $50K Grant to Support Isolated Seniors

A grant to the San Diego LGBT Center will fund community outreach and digital support to improve virtual connection for LGBTQ 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.