Scripps Howard Foundation  

Community Fund

Programs and Projects
Journalism Fund
Covering Religion Program
Hampton University
Scripps Howard School
of Journalism
and Communications

Jack R. Howard
International Fellowships

Roy W. Howard
National Collegiate
Reporting Competition

Institute on the Environment
Internship Grants
Ohio University
Scripps College
of Communication

E.W. Scripps School
of Journalism

Scripps Howard Awards Videos and Awards Book
Ted Scripps
Environmental Fellowships
SPJ Leadership InstituteScholarships and Lecture
Semester in Washington
Teen Appeal
Teen Media
Community Fund
Literacy Grants
Greater Cincinnati Fund
Nonprofit Internships
Grant Guidelines
2009 Community Fund Grants

2009 Literacy Grants

Grant Guidelines

Community Fund

Touching lives in the communities where the E. W. Scripps Company does business is at the heart of the Foundation's Community Fund, established in 1998 through the generosity of Robert P. Scripps, grandson of the company's founder, who wanted to "give back." He continues to be the primary support for the fund. Local executives serve as the fund's advisors and recommend the grants to be made in their communities. Grants are provided for education, social service, arts and culture, and health and human services -- aimed at improving the quality of life in the communities we serve.

The Foundation does not accept grant proposals directly, but relies on the recommendation of the local Scripps executive to submit a proposal on behalf of the organization. Contact the Scripps executive in your community to discuss a proposal. Visit for community-specific information.

For information about the program, contact Mike Philipps, president and CEO, Scripps Howard Foundation at 1-800-888-3000 ext. 3036 or

A Foundation grant to the W.O. Smith Music School in Nashville, Tenn. provides hundreds of children music lessons and classes, including their instruments and music materials.