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From making fundamental research discoveries—to translating research into cures—to training the next generation of scientists—your partnership makes positive change possible.

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You can make a difference in the lives of people affected by disease. Donate today.

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  Donate by mail

Please make your check out to "Sanford Burnham Prebys" and send it to the address below. Indicate in the memo line if your gift should be designated to a specific fund.

Sanford Burnham Prebys
Attn: Philanthropy
10901 N. Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037



  Donate by phone

Please call us at (858) 795-5070.



If your contribution is being made in honor of someone special, please provide the name of the honoree, including their name and address, so we can notify them of your gift. The amount of your donation will not be shared. 

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Explore ways to support the future of life-changing science by making Sanford Burnham Prebys part of your estate plans.

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  Gifts of stock

A charitable contribution of long-term appreciated securities — i.e. stocks, bonds and/or mutual funds that have realized significant appreciation over time — is one of the most tax-efficient of all ways to give. This method of giving has become increasingly popular in recent years.

The two key advantages:

  1. Any long-term appreciated securities with unrealized gains (meaning they were purchased over a year ago, and have a current value greater than their original cost) may be donated to a public charity and a tax deduction taken for the full fair market value of the securities — up to 30% of the donor's adjusted gross income.
  2. Since the securities are donated rather than sold, capital gains taxes from selling the securities no longer apply. The more appreciation the securities have, the greater the tax savings will be.
If you would like to make a gift of stock, please contact us by telephone (858) 795-5070 or email

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  Combined Federal Campaign

If you are a federal employee, please designate Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute as your Combined Federal Campaign recipient.
Our CFC code is 10618.