Why Give

Your generosity and support ensure that Scripps continues to make breakthroughs in medicine and provides a quality, caring environment focused around each patient’s unique needs. Together, we can truly improve the health of our community — today and for generations to come. Your donations provide critical services and innovative technology to our patients and community.

The Power of Your Gift

You can help us transform patient care, enable key discoveries, strengthen medical education and perform lifesaving surgeries.


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Give Back To Our Community

Caring for our community is the legacy of our founders. Ellen Browning Scripps once said, “The most important gift one human being can give to another is, in some way, to make life a little better to live.” We embrace that legacy with the help of our donors by delivering the best in health care to the San Diego community and those in need around the world.


With the support of our generous donors, the Mercy Outreach Surgical Team can perform transformative surgeries for those with limited access to health care in Mexico.


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Support Patients and Their Families

Your gift helps Scripps provide excellent medical care, as well as education, advocacy and emotional support, to create a positive and compassionate patient experience. These resources make it easier for patients and their families to navigate their care and offer hope in the face of difficult health challenges.


Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center nurse navigators — who are wholly funded by philanthropic dollars — provide one-on-one support for cancer patients.


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Advance Medicine

Your donations fund clinical research and medical advancements at Scripps that keep us on the leading edge of medical innovation. This innovation translates to improved care, better outcomes and optimal experiences for our clinical team, staff and, most importantly, our patients.


Thanks to philanthropic dollars, we have been able to bring robotic surgery to Scripps, which provides us access to advanced technology and 3-D imagery to direct and control a sophisticated robot that makes small, precise incisions.


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Enjoy Exclusive Opportunities

As a supporter of Scripps Health Foundation, you have the opportunity to be a part of our President’s Council, which provides unique benefits and experiences, including access to Scripps physicians through educational seminars, lectures and private events, updates with senior Scripps leadership, and complimentary parking.


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Meet Our Donor Community

We welcome you to join our Scripps Health Foundation community: a group of dedicated individuals who make so many lives better. Learn directly from some of our donors about how your support helps Scripps continue to provide lifesaving care to patients throughout the San Diego region and beyond. 

Michael Timson, Scripps Health Foundation donor