Nonprofit Organizations

“Giving light. Changing lives” in Our Communities

From teaching children to read to providing adults with training for better jobs to giving domestic violence survivors a safe haven, the Scripps Howard Foundation supports programs that drive change in communities served by The E.W. Scripps Company, thanks to funds established by the company and our founder’s grandson, Bob Scripps.

The Foundation’s giving in markets served by The E.W. Scripps Company is directly tied to Bob Scripps’ wish to give back to the people and communities who bring the company so much success.

Our giving is tailored to the needs of each community we serve. We work closely with our station leaders to make grants in our 28 communities. Our leaders know their markets best and we rely on them to let us know what their neighbors need most and which organizations are best equipped to address issues.

Gifts from the Foundation are often coupled with awareness campaigns by our stations, multiplying the life-changing impact of our support.

Giving in our hometown

The Scripps Howard Foundation is based located in Cincinnati, where The E.W. Scripps Company is headquartered. We make grants on the company’s behalf to nonprofits that provide childhood literacy, basic needs and job skills training for those living in poverty.

We’re proud to work with the United Way of Greater Cincinnati and other generous funders to support the Childhood Poverty Collaborative, which is committed to moving 10,000 children and 5,000 families out of poverty in 5 years.

We support the Greater Cincinnati arts community exclusively through ArtsWave. We value ArtsWave’s leadership and rely on their insights to make funding decisions on on our behalf.

We believe the best way to make an impact is through funding programs. The Scripps Howard Foundation does not to fund dinners, golf outings, runs and other fund-raising events in Greater Cincinnati.

Reading is the key that unlocks the door to becoming better educated and better informed.

That’s why Scripps Howard Foundation is committed to putting books into the hands of children living in poverty nationwide.

For the second year, the Scripps Howard Foundation has rallied Scripps employees across the country to give brand new books to children living in poverty. Each station selects a nonprofit to be the beneficiary of our “If you give a child a book. . .” campaign. Annually on National Reading Day, the stations deliver books to the nonprofits, which then give them to children who are in need.

“The Scripps Howard Foundation makes The E.W. Scripps Company’s vision of creating a better-informed world accessible to even the most disadvantaged children in our community,” said Liz Carter, president and CEO, Scripps Howard Foundation. “Children who read have the best hope of rising out of poverty and achieving their full potential.” Learn more about our commitment to childhood literacy.