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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 collaborates with other health systems, community groups, government agencies, businesses and community clinics to serve the greatest needs and prioritize our investments in the health of our community.

Facts and figures

Facts and figures

In fiscal year 2021, Scripps Health devoted $538 million to community benefit programs, with over $17 million in charitable care. We offer many free and low-cost services, including supporting the work of 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 2021.

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 2021:

Sponsorships and cash contributions

  • American Heart Association
  • Enlisted Leadership Foundation – The Foundry
  • Family Health Centers of San Diego – Spirit of the Barrio
  • Jacob & Cushman San Diego Food Bank
  • La Maestra Community Health Centers
  • National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI)
  • San Diego Organization of Healthcare Leaders (SOHL)
  • San Diego Public Library Foundation
  • San Ysidro Health Center
  • Survivors of Suicide Loss - Save A Life Community Walk
  • The San Diego LGBT Community Center
  • Young Leaders in Healthcare Program

In-kind donations

  • Father Joe’s Villages – Village Health Center
  • Greater La Jolla Meals on Wheels
  • Jacob & Cushman San Diego Food Bank
  • Jewish Family Services – Embrace a Family
  • National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) Siblings Support
  • San Diego County Healthcare Disaster Coalition
  • San Diego County Ventilator Assembly
  • Survivors of Suicide Loss - San Diego Chapter


  • Consumer Center for Health Education and Advocacy (CCHEA)
  • Eric Paredes Saves A Life Foundation
  • Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD)