Help Us Ensure Every Senior Has Someone to Turn to and Trust

Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

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 Partners

A Looming Crisis: Why You Should Care

By 2030 SD County's 60 and older population will increase 130%
1 %
of seniors over age 60 who live alone
1 %
of seniors facing severe economic hardship in meeting even the most basic of needs
1  in 10
seniors experience elder abuse in their lifetimes

We Need Your Help

The San Diego Senior Community Foundation (SDSCF) 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.

Summer 2022
Senior Center Master Plan

Read San Diego Seniors Community Foundation’s San Diego Master Plan for Senior Centers

Help Us Build a Robust Network of Next-Generation
Senior Centers in San Diego County

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Senior Center of the Future

News & Updates

Recent News

SDSCF Partners with SDGE to Teach 650 Seniors about Emergency

SDSCF Chief Engagement and Program Officer – Joe Gavin pictured here educating seniors about emergency...
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How Can a Donor Advised Fund at the San Diego

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Medi-Cal Finally Elevates Asset Limit, First Change Since 1989

On July 1, 2022, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) announced this welcome...

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2022

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15th BY JOE GAVIN JUNE 15, 2022 4 PM PT...

Opinion: San Diego County isn’t prepared for the coming retiree

This new wave of older adults is expected to have longer life spans, smaller family...
Margaret Terrell, 90, was among the honorees at a luncheon at the Fourth District Senior Resource Center in San Diego on May 21.(Nelvin C. Cepeda / The San Diego Union-Tribune)

“Meeting S.D. Seniors’ Needs” from San Diego Union-Tribune

Staying active and being part of a community are vital for seniors to maintain physical...

Find Your Nearest Senior Center

View our interactive map of San Diego senior population demographics and senior center locations