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

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.

Homeless Employment and Jobs Training Programs in Action

Our region-wide homeless employment launched earlier this year. Take a look at a few of people that are being offered a hand up through these programs.

Philanthropists launch countywide drive to feed homeless during pandemic

With the COVID-19 pandemic creating new challenges to many homeless people without shelter, the Lucky Duck Foundation and other philanthropists have launched a countywide effort to bring food and water to anyone living in encampments, sidewalks, vehicles or other outdoor places.

Hungry homeless finding it harder to get food during pandemic

Life on the street has become even more challenging for homeless people during the COVID-19 pandemic, and Father Joe’s Villages is among the local nonprofits that have stepped up food programs to try to meet a growing need.

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Lucky Duck FoundationOct 19, 2020 @ 4:47pm
For most of us, winter means holidays, family gatherings, and gift-giving. But for people experiencing homelessness, winter is a brutal challenge.
luckyduckfoundationOct 20, 2020 @ 8:14am
We've got to feed these people who are unsheltered," Gwendolyn Sontheim on the urgent need to create a program to deliver foot, water, and vital services to the more than 4,000 (estimated) people living on the streets throughout San Diego. See how a team of...
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Food & Water Delivery Program
This program is our county-wide effort to distribute food and water to San Diego’s unsheltered homeless population. Many individuals experiencing homelessnes...
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Lucky Duck FoundationOct 19, 2020 @ 3:02pm

"We've got to feed these people who are unsheltered," Gwendolyn Sontheim on the urgent need to create a program to deliver food, water, and vital services to the more than 4,000 (estimated) people living on the streets throughout San Diego.

See how...