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For over 60 years, the Salk Institute has pursued Jonas Salk’s vision of bold, collaborative science tackling some of the biggest challenges facing humankind. Innovations at Salk have led to new medicines, cutting-edge scientific methods, and profound insights into human biology. 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.

The Salk Institute has an “A rating” from the American Institute of Philanthropy's Charity Watch. Salk receives high ratings from this charity watchdog organization for maximizing the performance of every donation.

For eleven 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 2 percent of over 10,000 nonprofits evaluated, indicating the Institute's exceptional fiscal accountability and transparency.