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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Why Invest in Seniors

By the year 2030, 1 in 4 San Diegans will be age 60 or older. The infrastructure, services and supports necessary to help this burgeoning population age in place and maintain independence is woefully inadequate. We believe the time for solutions is now, and philanthropy will be key.

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Challenge Center Fosters Improved Mobility, Health for Seniors

The Challenge Center is helping older people regain their balance and strength after months isolated at home thanks to a grant from the San Diego Seniors Community Foundation.

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Social Impact Heroes: How Bob Kelly Is Helping To Change Our World

SDSCF President & CEO Bob Kelly spoke to Authority Magazine about leadership and the lessons he’s learned from a career spanning five decades.

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Philanthropy 101: Why Would I Want a Donor-Advised Fund?

A donor-advised fund offers many benefits to donors who wish to lock-in a tax deduction this year while making grants to nonprofit organizations of their choosing over time.

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.