Leading San Diego in caring for its most vulnerable citizens

About Us

The Lucky Duck Foundation’s mission since 2017 has been to alleviate the suffering of San Diego County’s homeless population. LDF has directed millions of dollars to fund bridge shelters, employment programs, transportation, community care kits, meals and other critical services for the homeless. More…

What We Do

Because we believe homelessness is San Diego’s number one issue, we fund, activate and lead high-impact, collaborative programs that alleviate the suffering of homelessness throughout San Diego City & County. More…

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We Need Your Help

Homelessness is San Diego’s number-one social service issue.

Our county’s homelessness epidemic is still at a critical level. According to the San Diego Annual Point-In-Time Count, known as “We All Count”, conducted in January 2019 by the Regional Task Force on Homelessness:

  • San Diego’s homeless population is the fourth largest in the country.
  • More than 8,102 total homeless persons in the county.
  • 10% of the total population are homeless veterans.
  • 36% of the total population reported having a physical disability.
  • 12% of the total population are youth under the age of 24.
  • 78% of the total population reported becoming homeless in San Diego.

Do you feel that you are luckier than most and that, like the Lucky Duck Foundation, you are called to help our community? Volunteer, donate goods, get vocal, and share your luck today.

News & Updates

Here’s to the Good News in 2020

Although 2020 brought many challenges, the year also had several bright spots. These are just few programs that made a positive difference and changed lives this past year.

LDF to Provide Sleeping Bag Coats to Unsheltered San Diegans

The Lucky Duck Foundation recently announced the purchase and distribution of 2,000 EMPWR transformative sleeping bag coats to provide protection unsheltered homeless San Diegans.

Feel Good Stories for the Season of Giving

This season of giving, it is even more important to recognize people making a positive impact. Here area a few of our favorite stories.

Lucky Duck Foundation Distributes its 100,000th Meal

We are excited to announce that over 100,000 meals have been delivered since the May launch of our County-wide effort to distribute food and water to San Diego’s unsheltered homeless population.

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Lucky Duck FoundationJan 15, 2021 @ 11:47am
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Lucky Duck FoundationJan 13, 2021 @ 6:20pm

"In January, 2020, Bakersfield, California, had housed nearly everyone who had been homeless for more than a year. Then they sustained it during the pandemic." Link via Fast Company