Employee matching and volunteer grants
The Scripps Howard Foundation is interested in the causes that interest Scripps employees. Through the Bob Scripps Community Fund, we 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.
Scripps employees can apply for up to $1,250 twice annually to support organizations where they give their time and money. You decide how to allocate your gifts – all to volunteer gifts, all to matching gifts, or a portion of your match to each.
Application deadlines are May 31 and Nov. 30 annually.
Whether they work in Baltimore, Tampa, Milwaukee, Bakersfield or any town in between, one common thread unites Scripps employees: they do well by doing good. This certainly holds true in their work life – and the work they do in communities.
The Scripps Howard Foundation is proud to showcase examples of how Scripps employees who give of their time and money to organizations they care about.
Market Community Fund Grant
The Scripps Howard Foundation supports nonprofit programs that drive change in communities served by The E.W. Scripps Company – the communities it calls home – thanks to funds established by the company and Bob Scripps.
How to apply
Scripps Local Media general managers and National Media leadership can apply here. Applications are due by Nov. 30.
COVID-19 Employee Assistance Fund
The COVID-19 Employee Relief Fund, in effect from March 2020 through March 31, 2021, was established by the Foundation to help employees of The E.W. Scripps Company who were adversely affected by the economic crisis caused by the pandemic. During its operation, the fund gave over $1.3 million in assistance to Scripps employees for expenses, including food and basic household supplies, housing-related assistance, childcare or eldercare costs and other needs, excluding medical, that were considered on a case-by-case basis. The fund was made possible by contributions from the company, the Scripps Family Impact Fund and Scripps family members, executives and employees.
Megan Parry with 10News in San Diego volunteers for the San Diego Humane Society and she requested $1,250 to help support the group’s Behavior Center that works with animals to retrain them so they can be adopted into a loving home.
Debra Robey, motion graphic artist at Katz Networks, presents a check to members of Troop 14522 of Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta. The funds will be used locally for the 39,000 girls and 17,000 volunteers in the Greater Atlanta area. The Annual Fund supports the chapter’s “Girl Programming,” three camp properties, adult volunteer training, scholarships for Gold Awardees and financial aid. Troop 14522 also will be working on a project to help families staying at the community’s Ronald McDonald House.
The Girls on the Run program at the University of South Florida Foundation celebrates a grant from the Scripps Howard Foundation. The gift, made possible through the volunteer grant program for Scripps employees and retirees, will provide scholarships for more girls to participate in the empowerment program that inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident.