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

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.

San Diego Union Tribune – Food, water outreach service expands to help more homeless

Gary Warth, writer for the San Diego Union-Tribune, writes about how we aren’t slowing our food and water outreach for people experiencing homelessness.

Authority Magazine – Food Deserts: & How We Are Helping

Martita Mestey of Authority Magazine, sat down with Drew Moser to talk about “food deserts” and how we’re helping to address the lack of access to healthy and affordable food options.

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Lucky Duck FoundationSep 17, 2021 @ 12:31pm
We've got that #FeelGoodFriday Feeling! And it's all because of our "DuckTastic" sponsors! Thank you for making the 13th Annual Swing & Soirée, possible. And, thank you for supporting our efforts to alleviate the suffering of homelessness! https://t.co/NJ7fmompEg https://t.co/EXdGgivNjq
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Lucky Duck FoundationSep 17, 2021 @ 3:31pm

We've got that #FeelGoodFriday Feeling! And it's all because of our "DuckTastic" sponsors and donors!

Thank you for making the 13th Annual Swing & Soirée, presented by the Gall Hale RBC Wealth Management Team, possible. And more importantly, thank...