Our Vision & Mission

We Need Your Help

Give to the San Diego Seniors Coronavirus Recovery Fund to help local seniors during and after the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic

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.

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.
  • 23% of 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

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The Role of Philanthropy in a Global Crisis

Just as cynicism and pessimism threaten to overwhelm us in the face of a global health crisis, a story surfaces and serves as a reminder that no matter how dire a situation is, people possess a boundless capacity for kindness, selflessness and empathy.

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Helping Senior Centers Come Back From the COVID-19 Crisis

At a time when more seniors than ever are socially isolated and cut off from their families with limited access to services, our regional senior support network has been kneecapped.

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Resources for Isolated Seniors to Stay Healthy and Engaged at Home

More seniors than ever are isolated at home in the era of coronavirus. An abundance of local and online resources is available to help you stay healthy and engaged while social distancing.

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News Report: How San Diegans Can Help Seniors Impacted by Coronavirus

Joe Gavin spoke to KUSI News about the new normal for local seniors in the wake of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. As older adults shelter in place, community groups and nonprofit organizations are mobilizing to help them access food, medicine and essential supplies.