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You Can Make a Difference

Every cure begins with you.

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The Salk Institute embodies Jonas Salk’s mission to dare to make dreams into reality. Its internationally renowned and award-winning scientists explore the very foundations of life, seeking new understandings in neuroscience, genetics, immunology, plant biology and more. The Institute is an independent nonprofit organization and architectural landmark: small by choice, intimate by nature and fearless in the face of any challenge. Be it cancer or Alzheimer’s, aging or diabetes, Salk is where cures begin.

charity navigatorFor nine 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 only to 3 percent of over one million nonprofits evaluated, indicating the Institute's exceptional fiscal accountability and transparency.