Nonprofit Organizations

Bob Scripps Community Fund

The Scripps Howard Foundation supports programs that drive change in communities served by The E.W. Scripps Company, thanks to funds established by the company and Bob Scripps.

This year, we honor Bob, late grandson of E.W. Scripps and the first donor to the Scripps Howard Foundation, by renaming our Community Fund in his honor.

Moved by a desire to give back to the communities whose support and loyalty brought success to his family’s company, Bob established the community fund in 1998 with a generous gift. A humble and loving family man, Bob quietly gave to the fund each year with instructions to help people who need it most.

Whether it’s teaching children to read, providing adults with training for better jobs or offering domestic violence survivors a safe haven, the community fund reflects Bob’s abiding concern for others and his spirit of generosity.

Over the years, it has improved the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.

Sometimes, it takes the vision of just one man to inspire a lifetime of progress. Bob had that kind of vision. He has had an impact few others can claim. It is with deep gratitude that the Scripps Howard Foundation Board officially names this fund the “Bob Scripps Community Fund.”

Community giving in Scripps markets

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.

Giving in our hometown

The Scripps Howard Foundation is based located in Cincinnati, where The E.W. Scripps Company is headquartered. We make grants on the company’s behalf to nonprofits that provide childhood literacy, basic needs and job skills training for those living in poverty.

We’re proud to work with the United Way of Greater Cincinnati and other generous funders to support the Childhood Poverty Collaborative, which is committed to moving 10,000 children and 5,000 families out of poverty in 5 years.

We support the Greater Cincinnati arts community exclusively through ArtsWave. We value ArtsWave’s leadership and rely on their insights to make funding decisions on on our behalf.

We believe the best way to make an impact is through funding programs. The Scripps Howard Foundation does not to fund dinners, golf outings, runs and other fund-raising events in Greater Cincinnati.