Hope for San Diego
changes lives

We hope for San Diego

Can you imagine a city where all people thrive? A city where everyone sleeps in a warm bed at night? A city where all children are safely nurtured in healthy families? A city where neighbors welcome strangers with open arms? That’s the vision of Hope for San Diego—a renewed city where even the most vulnerable thrive.

Working toward that vision means Hope for San Diego walks into the shadows of our city to be the hands and feet of hope to those who need it most.

Our Mission

In light of Christ’s love, Hope for San Diego engages our community to care for and invest in our under-served neighbors.

Our Values

  • Hopeful Presence

    We embrace hope for the community we call home, serving out of gratitude for the abundance of Christ's grace and mercy.

  • Holistic Renewal

    Human brokenness extends to all aspects of life, so renewal must address the needs of the whole person—social, emotional, economic, physical, and spiritual.

  • Love for the City

    We acknowledge the beauty and brokenness of San Diego, demonstrating our faith through active service.

  • Thoughtful Investment

    We desire to be a trusted catalyst for lasting change, making long-term investments as we seek transformed lives and a renewed city.

  • Collaboration

    We empower people and churches to pursue common goals alongside non-profit organizations that are creating opportunities for the most vulnerable to thrive.

Board of Directors

Sue Pyke - Board Chair
I want to help realize Hope for San Diego’s generous vision of caring for our most vulnerable neighbors and renewing our city.
Herman Chang - Board Member
When I joined the board, the idea of working with a charity that supports local organizations to make a difference in our backyard really resonated with me. Since then, I’ve learned about our affiliates and their amazing people with big hearts and tireless efforts. They’ve inspired me to volunteer my time to serve them. I’ve found that my faith has grown, I’ve grown as a person, and I can’t help but spread the news about Hope for San Diego to others so that they too can participate, grow, and learn.
Susie Fikse - Board Member
Since the inception of its unique model, Hope for San Diego has served as a trusted partner for individuals, churches, and non-profit organizations to work together for the flourishing of our community. It’s my privilege to serve this community of dedicated people who give of themselves to see their vulnerable neighbors thrive.
Conyee Lim - Board Member
Living in San Diego is an incredible blessing, but many people face profound challenges here. HFSD connects me with others who want to love their neighbors well and thoughtfully invests in organizations that tackle these complex challenges day in, day out, in our city.
Katherine Schoneman - Board Member
I witnessed the service, compassion, and hope that Hope for San Diego provides this community. I am honored to be a partner of this organization.
Lucas Karasch - Board Member
I have been involved with Hope For San Diego since its inception and have a passion for the organization's unique ability to unify various churches, individuals, and local non-profits. HFSD makes it easier for people to serve and donate knowing these particular non-profits have been vetted and align clearly with the heart of Jesus. I am excited to see HFSD continue to grow in its mission to seek justice and mercy and have a redemptive impact on our city.
Ben Hester - Board Member
I joined Hope for San Diego because my family and I believe in their holistic and biblical approach to serving our most vulnerable neighbors throughout San Diego.
Yong Kim - Board Member
Serving as a volunteer at some of the partner organizations over the past several years has given me the opportunity to see first hand how these organizations are making a lasting difference in the lives of families in our community and across the border. I feel so blessed to be part of Hope for San Diego and excited about the positive impact we can make in our communities as we work together!

Staff

Susie Fikse
Executive Director
Alec Ostapovicz
Community Engagement Director

Church Partners