Just In Time For Summer

A new truck, specially customized to meet Lifeguard needs, has just started patrolling our beaches, thanks to a $50K grant from the Foundation. It replaces a “rust bucket” which can now be retired from service.

Safety Center Repairs

Necessary improvements to the Beach Safety Center at 17th St. are now under way, paid for with a DMF grant of $30,000. The Foundation previously donated $35,000 for construction of the Safety Center and $20,000 for the adjacent walk and garden.

Training Pays Off

Del Mar lifeguards and firefighters recently completed rope rescue training funded by grants from DMF and Del Mar Rotary. This training paid off soon thereafter when it was used in a real-life rescue at Anderson Canyon.

Upcoming Events

The Del Mar Foundation has suspended in-person events while the shelter-in-place order remains. During this period we are experimenting with various streaming and video platforms to find ways we can continue sponsoring inspiring and informative events for our community.

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Who We Are

Founded in 1982, the Del Mar Foundation is Del Mar’s community foundation and its oldest 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We sponsor a wide range of programs and events, make community grants, and manage over $5 million in endowment funds to benefit Del Mar and the San Dieguito Lagoon. Our mission: to promote civic pride and cohesiveness, acquire and preserve open space, improve beaches and parklands, raise and grant funds, and sponsor diverse cultural programs and community events in Del Mar. As we work to inform and inspire the Del Mar community, we welcome your participation and support.