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

Ways to volunteer with seniors

There is no better way to celebrate the holidays than by giving back.  San Diego Seniors Community Foundation would like to provide some ways you can support seniors in your area this holiday season (and year-round!): Reach out locally Some seniors’ health prevents them from getting out and socializing. Keep them from feeling isolated by … Continue reading Ways to volunteer with seniors

San Diego Seniors Community Foundation Awards 26 grants to brighten seniors’ holidays

This holiday season, our gracious partners, the Sahm Family Foundation will match every donation up to $50,000 leading up to Giving Tuesday – November 30th.

Will you join us to reduce social isolation and spread holiday cheer to the thousands of older San Diegans and reach our goal of $100,000? You saw what $50,000 can do, could you imagine how many more seniors we can help by reaching our goal of $100,000?

Together we can ensure no senior is alone during the holidays.

No Senior Alone Matching Holiday Challenge

This holiday season, our gracious partners, the Sahm Family Foundation will match every donation up to $50,000 leading up to Giving Tuesday – November 30th.

Will you join us to reduce social isolation and spread holiday cheer to the thousands of older San Diegans and reach our goal of $100,000? You saw what $50,000 can do, could you imagine how many more seniors we can help by reaching our goal of $100,000?

Together we can ensure no senior is alone during the holidays.

Donor-Advised Fund vs. Private Foundation – How do I Choose?

Choosing the right vehicle for your charitable goals starts with defining your needs and what’s important to you. To explore whether a Donor Advised Fund, a Private Foundation or a combination of both suits you best.

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.