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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 2018 alone, Scripps Health devoted more than $395 million to community benefit programs, with over $20 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 2018.

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 2018:

Sponsorships and cash contributions

  • 2-1-1 San Diego
  • American Cancer Society - Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
  • American Heart Association - Go Red for Women Luncheon
  • American Heart Association - Heart Walk
  • Be There San Diego
  • Chelsea’s Light Foundation
  • Heart Attack & Stroke Free Zone Summit 
  • La Maestra Human Trafficked Victim Program
  • La Maestra Community Health Center Casino Night
  • Mental Health Association Recognition Dinner
  • San Diego County Crime Stoppers
  • San Diego Family Health Center
  • San Diego Psych Society Dinner
  • San Diego Public Library Foundation
  • Survivors of Suicide Loss - Save A Life Community Walk
  • Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program

In-kind donations

  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • American Heart Association - Heart Walk
  • Association of Clinical Research Professionals
  • California Association of Physician Assistants
  • Catholic Charities - Thanksgiving Food Donations
  • Food Addicts Anonymous
  • Food Finders and Interfaith Community Services
  • Food Handlers Training Course
  • GRASP - Grief Recovery After a Substance Passing 
  • Jewish Family Services - Embrace a Family
  • Meals on Wheels - Greater La Jolla
  • National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) 
  • Overeaters Anonymous
  • San Diego Brain Injury Foundation
  • San Diego Echo Society
  • Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center - Aloha Locks Cancer Wig Program
  • Spondylitis Association
  • Survivors of Suicide Loss - San Diego Chapter
  • Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) Meeting
  • Widowed Support Group


  • 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)
  • The City Heights Wellness Center Partnership - La Maestra