Building a More Resilient World and a new Science and Technology center

In 2021, the Salk Institute launched the Campaign for the Future: Building a More Resilient World—a bold, five-year, $500 million effort to attract the people and acquire the technology and space necessary to expand and accelerate Salk’s life-changing discoveries for decades to come. At the center of this audacious goal is the plan to build the 100,000-square-foot Joan and Irwin Jacobs Science and Technology Center on the east side of the Institute’s iconic campus, in keeping with Jonas Salk’s vision to inspire scientists to ask the big questions, collaborate without barriers and leverage the latest technologies to find answers.

When the new Jacobs Center opens, it will be home to four Centers of Excellence. Meanwhile, space in the Institute’s current facilities will be reimagined to expand research capabilities for two additional centers.

Help us build a more resilient world. Between now and September 30, 2022, Joan and Irwin Jacobs, longtime supporters of the Salk Institute, will contribute $1 for every $2 donated—up to $100 million, which would translate to a total of $300 million with matching funds—for gifts or pledges made toward the campaign. Science is a collaborative pursuit, and we invite you to join us in building a more resilient world:

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