“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 teach children to read, feed families experiencing poverty, provide adults with training for better jobs or offering domestic violence survivors a safe haven. Through the Bob Scripps Community Fund, the Foundation makes community grants solely in the markets where The E.W. Scripps Company does business.
  • Employee programs through the Bob Scripps Community Fund empower Scripps employees to maximize their service to nonprofit organizations through our volunteer gifts and their financial contributions to nonprofits through our matching gift program.

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.

Visit the nonprofit organizations page for deadlines on Scripps Howard Foundation’s community giving in Cincinnati, its hometown.

For organizations outside of Greater Cincinnati, we make grants on an invitation basis only and only in the regions where Scripps operates television and radio stations.

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