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

Feel Good Stories for the Season of Giving

A Celebration of the Good Happening in Our Community This season of giving, it is even more important to recognize people who are making a positive impact for homeless San Diegans. Today, we're sharing a few stories that made us pause and reflect on how efforts - big and small - can have a life-altering effect.   Remember the Ocean Beach helpers who were caught on camera keeping Ocean Beach clean? A local dentist stepped in and provided one of the helpers with an all-new smile.   HYLETE, a San Diego-based apparel company, generously donated thousands of clothing items to be distributed to partner organizations of the Food and Water initiative.    Southern California Honda Dealers sent its Random Acts of Helpfulness team to volunteer with our Food and Water Initiative, packing and loading hundreds of meals.   The San Diego Rescue Mission launched Walk With Me, a program where volunteers can befriend an individual experiencing homelessness to hear their story, build trust, and support their efforts to end their homelessness.   Our final story is from Home Start, our Giving Tuesday partners. Over the past eight months, they have focused their efforts assisting youth and families hit by COVID-19. They are providing help with rent and utilities, groceries, diapers, and other assistance. We are matching all donations up to $25,000 through Giving Tuesday (12/1) to support their work.   These are just a few of the groups making a difference throughout San Diego county. Tag us in your favorite feel-good story on social. We'd love to know what inspires you! Together we can do more to alleviate the suffering of homelessness.  

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.

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