About the Foundation
“We do well by doing good.”
This was a common statement from Charles E. Scripps, one of the founders of the Scripps Howard Foundation and long-time board chairman of The E.W. Scripps Company. Whether it was company or Foundation business, his point was simple. When we enrich the lives of others, our own lives are enriched.
The Foundation had humble beginnings and flourished over time to serve more than 1.5 million people by identifying and supporting life-changing community programs and empowering journalists who inform and engage all of us through their outstanding investigations, storytelling and communications. Our work is possible thanks to the generosity of the Scripps and Howard families, The E.W. Scripps Company, Scripps employees and retirees, and others.