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 neighbors who are experiencing homelessness – including young people who’ve aged out of the foster care system, veterans, families with young children, and seniors – need our help now more than ever. 
According to the Regional Task Force on Homelessness, the number of new homeless people in San Diego County shockingly increased 79% in 2020. And first-time homelessness increased 81%. In the previous year, pre-COVID, these numbers had declined 3% and 6% respectively.
From 2017 to 2019, while homelessness increased significantly throughout California, it decreased in San Diego County. During those years, homelessness dropped in San Diego County by a total of 16%. Unsheltered homelessness decreased by 29%. This was largely because of the bridge shelters that LDF funded and the opening of city-owned properties to serve as shelters for which LDF advocated.
Then COVID-19 hit. And while the temporary conversion of the convention center to a shelter was effective, the number of people trying to survive on the streets now is nothing short of tragic.
For these reasons and more, we are focused on taking steps that immediately alleviate the suffering of homelessness – such as funding bridge shelters, funding job training and employment opportunities for those experiencing homelessness, advocating for converting underutilized government-owned properties into shelters, distributing coats that fold into sleeping bags, and reaching 1,000 people daily through our food and water outreach initiative.
If you believe homelessness is an urgent crisis that must be addressed immediately using sound business principles and bang-for-your-buck investments, and if you believe you are luckier than most and that, like the Lucky Duck Foundation, you are called to help our community, we encourage you to get involved and share your luck today.

News & Updates

“Shamrock” awarded to County and City of San Diego for supporting Urban Street Angels’ youth shelter bed expansion

The County of San Diego and City of San Diego earned a shamrock for their support of Urban Street Angels to add 20 new immediately-available beds for youth experiencing homelessness.

The Lucky Duck Foundation’s 2023 Priorities for Homelessness Relief & Government Action

“2023 must be the year San Diego’s elected officials start the process of reducing homelessness. Clearly, they cannot proceed in the current failed direction. We believe this plan is a practical strategy to change the momentum, help those in need, and protect public safety and health.” – Drew Moser, Executive Director, Lucky Duck Foundation

Our 2022 Impact Report

Over the course of 2022, the Lucky Duck Foundation added 150 critically needed shelter beds, funded 15+ employment and job training programs, removed 85+ tons of trash via “cash for trash,” distributed more than 3,000 winter coats that transform into sleeping bags, eclipsed 1.5 million meals distributed, and much more. And thanks to our donors and volunteers, the efforts by the Lucky Duck Foundation were highlighted on both GMA and NBC Nightly News. We hope you will take a few minutes to watch our 2022 impact report.

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Lucky Duck FoundationNov 24, 2022 @ 4:02pm

There is so much to be thankful for 💛 This Thanksgiving, may we all take a moment to reflect on the many things that we take for granted while others are not as lucky to have.

Thank you to all of our...

Lucky Duck FoundationNov 24, 2022 @ 1:02pm
May we all take a moment to reflect on the many things that we take for granted while others are not as lucky to have 💛 Thank you to our donors, partners, and volunteers for sharing your luck with those less fortunate. From our family...