Applying for a Grant
Journalism Fund Guidelines
The Journalism Fund makes grants in support of journalism/communications education, First Amendment causes, mid-career development, research, readership development, consumer education on media issues, an international free press, professional organizations, workforce development, quality journalism/communications teaching, diversity, ethics, and other media-related programs.
All requests must be submitted in writing.
Send Journalism Fund requests to:
President and CEO
Scripps Howard Foundation
Greater Cincinnati Fund and Community Fund (including Literacy Grants) Guidelines
Priority is given to projects and programs that make our communities better places to live, learn and work; that are measurable with stated goals and objectives; that clearly demonstrate effectiveness and innovation; that are models for others; that can eventually be self-supporting or show other evidence of long-term viability. All grant recipients must provide proof of 501[c]  status.
Specific projects and programs are preferred over general operating funds and capital campaigns.
Multi-year contributions and the purchase of tables at fund-raising events are discouraged.
The demand for support for special fundraising events far exceeds our ability to participate. We do not support walks, runs, golf outings or neighborhood-specific events. The exception is team sponsorship when employees are personally participating. We do not support disease-related events or those strictly related to research. We will not purchase tables for public or private K-12 schools, school districts or their foundations.
Organizations that receive
The Foundation does not make contributions to individuals, to religious organizations (unless they are engaged in a significant program benefiting the entire community), to political causes or candidates, to anti-business organizations, for courtesy advertising, to organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, gender or national origin, to private foundations or to veterans, fraternal or labor groups.
WRITTEN REQUESTS ARE REQUIRED. Queries in advance of full proposal are advised. A full proposal includes a brief description of the organization, a brief description of the program for which support is requested, including rationale, a detailed project budget, schedule of implementation, methods of evaluating and reporting results, and qualifications of program manager. Describe other sources of funding. Include a recent financial statement and a list of the names and affiliations of the board of directors or other governing body.
Requests are accepted year-round. Notification is normally sent within 90 days.
Send Greater Cincinnati Fund requests to:
Send Community Fund (including Literacy
Grant) requests to: The Scripps
executive in your community. Visit www.scripps.com
for community-specific information.
Scripps Howard Foundation
Send Community Fund (including Literacy Grant) requests to:
The Scripps executive in your community.
Visit www.scripps.com for community-specific information.