Leading San Diego in caring for its most vulnerable citizens

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.

Check out what we do in this video:

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

How One Van Connects Hundreds of Homeless to Services

When the Lucky Duck Foundation handed over the keys to a new outreach van to Family Health Centers of San Diego, a critical connection was made. Read more about how the donation gave people critical access to services.

Putting a Face to San Diego’s Homeless

San Diego Magazine profiles three bridge shelter residents who share their stories, hopes, and fears with writer Kelly Davis.

How to Be an LGBTQ Ally

A true LGBTQ ally supports equal civil rights, gender equality, social movements, and challenges homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia. To support your position as an ally, we’re dispelling common myths about the LGBTQ community.

Wheels of Change Homeless Employment Program Expands

The Alpha Project and the Lucky Duck Foundation Announce the Expansion of the “Wheels of Change” Homeless Employment Program. The program employs Bridge Shelter residents who clean up City streets while also doing homeless outreach. 

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Lucky Duck FoundationAug 23, 2019 @ 5:29am

"The shelter has helped me in so many ways."