Donate to SCCM

The Society of Critical Care Medicine relies on the support of many generous individuals, corporations, and foundations. Donate to further the work of SCCM, the critical care profession, and the delivery of quality patient care.

Gifts to SCCM take many forms, and donations of cash, securities, and other assets are welcome. Every donation is tax deductible to the full extent of the law as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

SCCM now provides an easy online system for supporting the Society's initiatives. You may also call the Customer Service Department at +1 847 827-6888 to make a credit card donation over the phone, Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Central Time.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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 Benefiting Programs

SCCM supports education and research programs for critical care professionals while providing valuable information to the public through gifts from individuals, foundations and corporations. Please consider applying your support to one of the following essential programs, each of which focuses on improving care in the ICU around the world.

Unrestricted Gifts
The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) has a wide variety of programs and projects designed to improve care of critically ill and injured patients. Most donors provide an unrestricted gift, which allows the Society’s leadership to direct funding to areas in which need is most acute.

Resource-Limited Areas
Gifts provide aid and support to individuals and organizations delivering care in resource-limited settings. Your donations support SCCM activities, such as providing materials and financial support for Fundamentals training programs such as Fundamental Critical Care Support and Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support courses, research and training in resource-limited nations, and travel grants to help those with the highest need participate in SCCM programming.

Sepsis Research and Training
Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that arises when the body’s response to infection injures its own tissues and organs. The risk of death from sepsis ranges from 30% to 80%, depending upon severity and how quickly treatment begins. Your gifts in this area support activities such as SCCM’s Surviving Sepsis Campaign, public awareness programs, scientific research and treatment programs for sepsis in resource-limited settings.

Patient and Family Support
Donations support programs to help patients and their families when patients are in the intensive care unit (ICU) and after they go home. Care in the ICU is lifesaving, but it is also a time of fear and anxiety. While most ICU patients survive and return home, many continue to experience difficulties from post-intensive care syndrome (PICS). SCCM’s programs to support patients and their families in this area include educational materials to help them understand their conditions and surroundings, research grants, quality improvement collaboratives, the ICU Liberation Campaign and theTHRIVE program, which supports patients with PICS and their families.

Invest in Research
Through Discovery, a critical care research network, SCCM fosters collaborative research among investigators to promote the advancement of critical care research, leading to improved outcomes for critically ill and injured patients. Donations help to increase research in the field and support a broad range of research projects, including research grants to young investigators. Gifts in this category can be designated for immediate use or to endow the SCCM-Weil Trust, which currently has over $1 million and whose earnings are used for research grants.

Quality Improvement
Clinical practice guidelines are statements developed by SCCM’s American College of Critical Care Medicine that include recommendations intended to optimize patient care. They are informed by a systematic review of published evidence and an assessment of the benefits and harms of alternative care options. Guidelines are the basis for SCCM quality improvement programs and are used extensively by clinicians to inform their patient treatment programs. For guidelines to be rigorous and regularly updated requires extensive and methodological work, which is time-consuming and expensive. Your contributions support a wide range of guidelines.

Recognize Exemplary Leaders
Established in 1983, the SCCM awards program promotes excellence in critical care. Awards are given annually to individuals who demonstrate dedication and innovation to the field of critical care and/or to SCCM. Your gifts may be designated to support any of the current awards or, for contributions of more than $50,000, a new award fund can be established based on your designation.

Support Your Specialty
Financial gifts can be designated to support the activities of any of the Society’s specialty sections, who use the funds at their discretion to support their charitable activities. These include travel grants for top young investigators, research projects and section awards.​​​