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

Statement from the Lucky Duck Foundation & Tuesday Group Urging Regional Leaders to Quickly Develop a Plan for Adding Winter Shelter Beds throughout San Diego

We call on the City, County, and San Diego Housing Commission to take the critically necessary action of developing a plan to add inclement weather shelters throughout the region.

New Funding to Alleviate the Suffering of Homelessness

At last night’s Swing & Soirée, we made exciting announcements about new funding to alleviate the suffering of homelessness in San Diego.

New Program Encourages Youth Volunteerism

We are excited to announce a new youth volunteerism initiative – empowering youth to make a difference in their communities. Our new youth-led movement, the “Lucky Ducklings”, is intended to inspire and motivate youth to alleviate the suffering of homelessness throughout San Diego County.

What My Nonprofit Internship Taught Me About Luck

Kallie Purdue shared her luck completing a nonprofit internship for the Lucky Duck Foundation. She shares her takeaways in this guest blog post.

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Lucky Duck FoundationOct 27, 2021 @ 4:10pm
Many thanks to @SDSItweets for featuring us at their Board Meeting, donating to provide sleeping bag coats, and encouraging companies to forego their holiday party and instead donate to support our efforts. #ShareYourLuck https://t.co/j37P8LoYO6 https://t.co/ch1DW41J6f
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Lucky Duck Foundation is with Drew Moser and 5 others.Oct 27, 2021 @ 6:27pm

Many thanks to the San Diego Sport Innovators for featuring us at their Board Meeting, donating to provide sleeping bag coats, and encouraging companies to forego their holiday party and instead donate to support our efforts. And special thanks to Bill Walton for facilitating the...