“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?”

--- Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Scripps Howard Foundation answers the call to help others by providing grants in three categories:

  • Our journalism fund supports multimedia education, First Amendment causes, career development, media research, an international free press, professional organizations, and programs that foster diversity, ethics and entrepreneurial enterprise in the communications profession.
  • Our grants to nonprofit organizations build strong communities and improve the quality of life. They provide support of sound educational programs, strong families, vital social services, enriching arts and culture, and inclusive civic affairs. The Foundation makes community grants solely in the markets where The E.W. Scripps Company does business.
  • Employee programs empower Scripps employees to maximize their service to nonprofit organizations through our volunteer grants and their financial contributions to educational institutions and literacy groups through our matching gift program. Additionally, employees may be able to lower the cost of their children's college and vocational school education through Foundation programs administered by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation and Scholarship America.

We evaluate grant requests without regard to race, ethnicity, creed, age, gender, sexual orientation or disability. The nonprofit organizations funded by the Scripps Howard Foundation share these principles.

Journalism grant proposals must be submitted by March 31 for consideration during the year's first grants period and by Sept. 15 for second-half consideration. Successful grant applications are typically awarded in late June and December. Apply now.

Nonprofit organizations may apply for grants year round; there is no deadline for grant submissions. Apply now

Scripps Howard Foundation offers a variety of employee programs. Each has its own deadline. Learn more through our employee programs overview.