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.

Watch the Most Recent DMF Talk

Flies in Space!

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

On August 3rd Sandra Hoyle, President of the Del Mar Foundation, presented our $180,820 donation to the City of Del Mar to restore funding for budget items the City had cut from its budget because of the Covid-19 crisis.

We are happy to report that the donation was accepted by a unanimous vote of the City Council, and can now be used to benefit our community.

Thank you to our donors, volunteers, and supporters who, over the past 38 years, have worked to form the Del Mar Foundation into what it is today, with the resources to make grants and donations for important community needs.

Click to view the presentation, which outlines the details of our donation.

Get Inspired!

No need to be “stuck” at home. Even if you can’t go out to your favorite activities, you can enjoy some terrific programs that will inform and inspire you.

First Thursdays
Christine Guter & Jeremy Siskind
Live-stream from SpragueLand Studio

DMF Talk
Getting to Know Gray Whales: A Lifetime of Research
Dave Weller, Southwest Fisheries Science Center

DMF Virtual Coffee
Captain Herbert Taft
Commander, North Coastal Sheriff’s Station

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.