Supporting ScrippsScripps Institution of Oceanography relies on private gifts to support its scientific endeavors. Whatever amount you can give and whatever aspect of Scripps science you choose to support, your gift will truly make a difference.
Scripps receives less than 15 percent of its support from the state of California. It must rely on private gifts for new faculty positions, new buildings, new student fellowships, seed funding for new research projects, endowments, and matching funds to secure federal research grants. In addition, the Birch Aquarium at Scripps receives no state appropriation. It must supplement income from admissions and rentals with gift income to support educational outreach to schools, develop new exhibits, and create new programs.
There are a variety of ways to give, including outright gifts of cash, securities, and real estate; fellowships; endowments; life income gifts; bequests; and membership in the Scripps Oceanographic Society (SOS).
FellowshipsSupporting students, especially during their critical first year of graduate study, is one of the top priorities at Scripps. Support is also needed for postdoctoral fellows. Your contribution to fellowships will help train the next generation of scientific leaders.
EndowmentsEndowments are forever. They provide invaluable support for fellowships, endowed chairs, and seed funds to encourage daring research.
Life Income GiftsLife income gifts offer an opportunity to support Scripps and, at the same time, provide income for the donor and/or a loved one. Such gifts may provide increased income, charitable income tax deductions, and estate tax savings. Cash or appreciated assets such as real estate or securities may be used to fund life income gifts. Appreciated assets contributed through life income gifts may also generate capital gains tax savings. Scripps can provide illustrations of the tax and financial benefits of life income gifts, at your request.
Charitable bequests through wills and trusts are an easy way for individuals to support Scripps. If you have specific interests or questions, the Scripps Development Office can provide appropriate language for review by your attorney.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093-0210