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Salk Institute for Biological Studies - Your Gift Matters.


Salk’s life-changing discoveries are not made by scientists alone. Only with the help of our supporters can we empower our globally renowned researchers, harness cutting-edge technology, and fuel bold initiatives to tackle some of the most challenging problems of our time. Discover what our donors are saying about their Salk experience, or contact us to learn how you can help improve the world for the better.

Why Salk?

In the sixty years the Salk Institute has operated, the unique collaboration between Salk scientists and supporters has resulted in many life-changing discoveries in the fields of aging, cancer, neuroscience, immunology, climate change and other areas to benefit global health and well being.

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The Power of Science

The Campaign for Discovery builds on Salk’s six decades of scientific discovery to turn dreams into reality and advance Salk’s pursuit of science into the next century.

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Ways to Give

Every amount of support for Salk science, big or small, makes a difference. From annual donations to a structured gift, there are many ways to help accelerate life-changing discoveries.

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Your Impact

Your gift matters. And the critical foundational research that drives scientific discovery begins with you. Our science would not be possible without the generous support of our donors.

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Charity Navigator

For twelve consecutive times, the Salk Institute has earned the highest possible ranking from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity and nonprofit evaluator. This exceptional designation is awarded to only 3 percent of over 200,000 nonprofits evaluated, indicating the Institute’s exceptional fiscal accountability and transparency.

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