Del Mar Foundation

December is a natural time for each of us to reflect on the year, and focus on what we need to check off our “to do” list before ringing in the new year. It’s a time when DMF sums up its work for the year in just two pages – not an easy task for a foundation that produces a full calendar of events, and in 2023, committed more than $130,000 in grants to benefit our community. Check out our 2023 Year In Review here:


By the numbers, DMF’s 2023 events included: 


10 First Thursdays   

   5 DMF Talks

   4 Summer Twilight Concerts

   2 Easter events – at Del Mar Plaza for kids; Shores Park for dogs

   1 Valentine’s meet and greet for dogs and their humans

   1 July 4th Parade

   1 Community Picnic

   1 Halloween Beach BOOgie — and more!


We highlighted DMF’s 2023 grants in last month’s column. Just a few are shown below – Del Mar Climate Symposium; San Dieguito River Park; beach wheelchairs and mats.


We hope DMF has earned a place on your year-end “to do” list, if you haven’t already donated to support our work. Donate online: Or send a check to Del Mar Foundation, PO Box 2913, Del Mar, CA 92014. Thank you!