In 2000, the Foundation breaks ground for another university project - Hampton University for the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications.
In 2000, the Foundation awards the very first Jack R. Howard fellowship at Columbia University.
Focus on the environment
In 2002, Cindy Scripps works with the Foundation to establish a fund for environmental journalism fellowships.
In 2002, the Scripps Howard Foundation creates the Communication Internship program to provide grants to Greater Cincinnati not-for-profits to hire student interns from Northern Kentucky University, the University of Cincinnati and Xavier University.
In 2003, Northern Kentucky University is the next university to benefit from the Foundation with the creation of the Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement.
Helping our own
In 2005, when two hurricanes devastate Florida, the Foundation contributes $400,000 to the Disaster Relief Fund to help employees at Scripps stations.
In 2006, the Foundation recognizes the need for internship opportunities for Hispanic journalism students.
A heart for others
In 2006, Robert P. Scripps gives $2.5 million to the community fund and a quarterly donation of $75,000 to support journalism at the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University.
$15 million investment
In 2006, the Foundation invests $15 million at Ohio University for the Scripps College of Communication.
National reporting prize
The Foundation revitalizes the Roy W. Howard program with a prize to study abroad in Japan/South Korea.
In 2007, the Foundation invests in the University of Kentucky with the Scripps First Amendment Center.
Writing Center at FIU
In 2007, the Foundation makes an initial grant of $150,000 to Florida International University for the Scripps Howard Writing Center.
Operations in perpetuity
In 2009, Foundation trustees approve a resolution to conduction operations in perpetuity.
New era for awards
In 2010, the Foundation announces a new name for the journalism awards - Scripps Howard Awards. There is a new website to take submissions and entry fees online.