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.

Bach Collegium San Diego

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Gorillas, Covid-19 & a One Health Approach

Due to COVID-19 and out of an abundance of caution, the Del Mar Foundation did not host the Annual Easter Egg Hunt this year. Instead, we invited the Easter Bunny to cruise the neighborhoods of Del Mar and spread some cheer. He ended his drive through Del Mar with a stop at Shores Park to make sure Del Mar’s dogs received their Easter treats. Click here to view the full photo gallery of all the fun.

Happy Easter!

In August of last year, the Del Mar Foundation made a donation of more than $180,000 to the City of Del Mar to restore funding for items important to our community, which the City cut from its budget as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Foundation’s donation included $30,000 for necessary repairs to the 17th Street Safety Center. These repairs are now under way.

The Del Mar Foundation is proud to have made this donation to protect this community asset, which is so important to our lifeguards, beach visitors, and residents. We are excited to see this work being done, and are looking forward to seeing it once completed.

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.