Giving in Our Hometown

The Scripps Howard Foundation divides its grant cycles into two categories: applications for funds at $15,000 and under; and letters of intent for grants greater than $15,000. Our funding priorities: basic needs for people living in poverty and childhood literacy.

Scripps Howard Foundation makes grants on the company’s behalf to nonprofits that provide childhood literacy, basic needs (food and shelter) and job skills training for those living in poverty.

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Small Grants

Less than $15,000

Applications accepted: Jan. 1 through midnight March 23; July 1 through midnight Sept. 22
Grants announced: April 27; Oct. 18

Questions? Email

Apply for a small grant

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Large Grants

$15,000 and greater

Deadlines for letters of intention: Jan. 1 through midnight March 24; July 1 through midnight Sept. 22
Nonprofits invited to submit full application: April 27; Oct. 18
Grants announced: June 20, Dec. 5

Questions? Email

Apply for a large grant

Communication internships

Learn more about the Scripps Howard Communications Internship Program on Aug. 15 at 3 p.m. To register for the conference call, please email

The Foundation will accept nonprofits’ applications for 2020 internship grants between Aug. 1 and Sept. 14.

Since 2002, the Scripps Howard Foundation has funded more than 900 internships in the Greater Cincinnati region.

The program has been mutually beneficial for students and nonprofits. Students learn new skills and the inner workings of the nonprofit world from their supervisors. In return, students apply what they’ve learned in the classroom – and bring their training in new media to the organizations they serve.

Scripps Howard Communication Internships are available for junior and senior communication, journalism and marketing students at University of Cincinnati, Xavier University, Northern Kentucky University and Miami University.

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Internship details

Up to $2,000

Greater Cincinnati nonprofits can apply for internship grants Aug. 1 and Sept. 14
Grants announced: Oct. 2

Questions? Email

Download the internship guide

Not in our Hometown?

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