Our Mission:


We enhance San Diego’s downtown community through scholarships, community service and education.


Our Programs

Friends of Downtown San Diego (FOD) is a 100% volunteer registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to the enhancement of San Diego’s.  The organization is made up of professionals and residents who work and/or live in the downtown community.  



We are the largest contributor of single scholarships to SDCC.  100% of donations go directly to deserving students in our community.


We engage guest speakers from our community to share information and perspectives at monthly luncheons to keep you informed.


We support the Mary and Gary West Senior Center and the food pantry and student run clothing resale store at SDCC. 


We hold luncheons, forums and other opportunities to connect with  other professionals and downtown residents. 


Scholarship Program

Friends of Downtown has awarded nearly $600,000 in scholarships since 2000 to students of San Diego City College.

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Get Involved

We are a 100% volunteer organization, made up of professionals who live and/or work in the downtown community. 


Attend an event

Enjoy educational lunch programs, guest speakers, special events and networking.

Become a member

Contribute to our mission of enhancing San Diego’s downtown community.

Make a Donation

100% of your contribution stays in our downtown community .