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. Scroll down to see our fundraising priorities and learn about how you can be a part of the future of Scripps.

Our Fundraising Priorities


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.


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.

Bringing the Nation’s Leading Cancer Care to Patients

Scripps Health and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have partnered to create Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center. This program will be part of a global collaborative network of hospitals and health care systems dedicated to MD Anderson Cancer Center’s mission to end cancer globally. This collaboration allows us to combine our expertise with MD Anderson’s knowledge and capabilities in order to serve patients in the eight counties from Santa Barbara to the U.S.-Mexico border. MD Anderson, the nation’s leading cancer center, treats more cancer patients, offers more clinical trials and has more National Cancer Insititute-funded studies than any other cancer-fighting organization.

Stewardship Report

Learn about Scripps Health Foundation and read stories about our generous donors who are making a difference every day in the lives of others.

SD 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 that are changing the way health care is provided, and meet people like you whose lives have been changed thanks to the care they’ve received at Scripps. Take a look, download the magazine and watch for new issues four times a year.


Learn more about our upcoming events for 2020.