Where to Give

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Choose Your Passion

What would you like to achieve through philanthropy?

Whether you'd like to help a passionate student explore his or her scientific interests, be a part of efforts to restore damaged coral reefs, or push discovery of our dynamic planet to the next level, your donation to Scripps Institution of Oceanography makes a difference.

Select the area which is most meaningful to you, or view a comprehensive list of funds.

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Your help will allow Scripps students to freely explore their interests and pursue their ideas in the classroom, in the lab, in the field, and beyond.

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Your gift to support discovery can help keep Scripps at the leading edge of ocean and earth sciences.

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Birch Aquarium at Scripps

The public exploration center for Scripps receives no direct state or city support and relies on earned income and gifts to operate our exhibit and education programs.

Specimens from the Scripps Oceanographic Collections

Scripps Oceanographic Collections

Private support is crucial for maintaining the integrity and accessibility of the Scripps Oceanographic Collections.

Scripps Oceanography graduate student Anais Orsi at the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.

Alumni Fund

The cost of supporting a graduate student is soaring at a time when federal funding is increasingly scarce. Now, more than ever, your help is needed to support critically important student fellowships.

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E.W. Scripps Associates

E.W. Scripps Associates (EWSA) is a premier group of annual donors who make a difference in the global research conducted by Scripps Institution of Oceanography scientists. Members learn about ocean, earth, and climate science first-hand from Scripps scientists at "behind-the-scenes" events and are given special access to Birch Aquarium at Scripps.

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Greatest Need

Provide flexible funds that will meet Scripps' most pressing needs, including support for students, research, campus infrastructure, and faculty.