What We Do

What We Do

Philanthropy has been at the heart of our organization since Ellen Browning Scripps founded Scripps Metabolic Clinic in 1924 and Mother Mary Michael Cummings started St. Joseph’s Dispensary in 1890. Since then, through the support of our donors, Scripps Health Foundation has helped us become a premier health care system in the region.

Review our fundraising priorities below and imagine how you can be a part of the future of Scripps.

Our Fundraising Priorities

Health care providers care for a greatest needs member of the community.

Greatest Needs

Of all the ways to give to Scripps Health Foundation, unrestricted gifts are among our most valuable. These gifts provide critical resources that allow our world-class medical leadership and staff to determine how best to serve our patients’ needs. By helping to meet our greatest needs, unrestricted gifts help accomplish the greatest good.

Learn how you can help save lives, sustain quality programs and services, and advance innovative technology and research.

Support our greatest needs

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Scripps Hospitals

Philanthropy is crucial to the care, services and future of each of our five Scripps hospital campuses. Learn about the exciting campaigns and initiatives we have under way and how you can be a part of the future of health care in San Diego.

Scripps perinatologists help couple welcome the triplets pictured, two boys and a girl, who are featured on the cover of San Diego Health Magazine.

San Diego Health Magazine

We've partnered with SD Health Magazine to give you the latest health tips from our experts, learn about innovative care and discoveries, and meet people like you whose lives have been changed thanks to the care they’ve received at Scripps.