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Investing in Our Communities

Comprehensive giving demands a targeted approach

Scripps Health touches countless lives in San Diego. We are proud of our multifaceted community efforts, which expand access to vitally needed health care services and improve the quality of life for people throughout the region. Keeping patients at the center of everything we do, Scripps donates to and collaborates with other health systems, community groups, government agencies, businesses and grassroots organizations to serve the greatest needs and prioritize our investments in the health of our community.

Facts and figures

Facts and figures

In fiscal year 2020, Scripps Health devoted $432 million to community benefit programs, with over $18 million invested in charitable care. For example, we offer many free and low-cost services, including community clinics, support groups, screenings for key health indicators, youth programs, special education for pregnant women and patient advocacy services. 

A pie chart represents the total community benefits Scripps contributed in the fiscal year of 2020.

Cash and in-kind contributions 

Cash and in-kind contributions are made by Scripps to community groups and programs that provide community benefit. In-kind contributions include the cost of staff time, when activities are done by staff on the organization’s payroll during working hours.

The following are some of the organizations Scripps contributed to in fiscal year 2020:

Sponsorships and cash contributions

  • 2-1-1 San Diego
  • American Cancer Society - Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
  • American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
  • Family Health Centers of San Diego – Spirit of the Barrio
  • Father Joe’s Villages – Village Health Center
  • Feeding San Diego
  • Jacob & Cushman San Diego Food Bank
  • La Maestra Community Health Centers
  • North County Lifeline
  • San Ysidro Health Center
  • Survivors of Suicide Loss - Save A Life Community Walk

In-kind donations

  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Association of Clinical Research Professionals
  • Family Health Centers of San Diego
  • Food Addicts Anonymous
  • Food Finders and Interfaith Community Services
  • Food Handlers Training Course
  • Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing (GRASP)
  • Greater La Jolla Meals on Wheels
  • Jacob & Cushman San Diego Food Bank
  • Joe Niekro Foundation
  • National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) Siblings Support
  • Overeaters Anonymous
  • San Diego Echo Society
  • South Bay Community Services – Toy Drive
  • Spondylitis Association
  • Survivors of Suicide Loss - San Diego Chapter
  • Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Meeting


  • 2-1-1 San Diego
  • Catholic Charities
  • California Health Foundation and Trust (CHFT) Grant
  • Consumer Center for Health Education and Advocacy
  • Eric Paredes Saves A Life Foundation
  • Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD)