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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: childhood literacy and basic needs for people living in poverty.

Our main area of focus is funding childhood literacy programs, prioritizing children living in poverty. This supports our mission to create a better informed world. Grant funding is provided to assist in the following areas:

  • Implementing new, or expanding existing, childhood literacy programs.
  • Purchasing books, materials or new technology for childhood literacy programs.
  • Creation or expansion of summer reading programs to address summer reading loss.
  • Supporting childhood literacy programs that help students who read below grade level or have trouble reading.
  • Building home libraries for those children of low socioeconomic status.

 

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Small Grants

Less than $15,000

Applications accepted: Jan. 1 through midnight April 16; Aug. 1 through midnight Sept. 17
Grants announced: End of May; End of Oct.

Questions? Email Grants@Scripps.com

Apply for a small grant

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Large Grants

$15,000 and greater

Applications accepted: Jan. 1 through midnight April 16; Aug. 1 through midnight Sept. 17
Grants announced: End of May; End of Oct.

Questions? Email Grants@Scripps.com

Apply for a large grant

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.