Mission, Purpose and Vision
Our mission is to encourage civic engagement and pride through local philanthropy. Through our affiliation with The San Diego Foundation, we’re committed to increasing responsible and effective philanthropy in La Jolla.
Our purpose is to foster a sense of community and connection among La Jollans; enrich the environmental, social and cultural experience of La Jolla by creating public spaces to bring people together; enhance the aesthetic character of the community through investment in a variety of public art forms; and provide La Jolla community members a vehicle for legacy planning and gifts and encourage creation of special project funds that will benefit La Jolla, now and forever.
San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund
As a community foundation experienced in disaster response, The San Diego Foundation is positioned to meet the ongoing needs of our local communities and take on unexpected challenges, including response to the alarming spread of COVID-19.
The San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund at The San Diego Foundation has raised $53 million in private donations and government funding and granted more than $51 million to rapidly respond to the many needs of the San Diegans impacted by the pandemic crisis.