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The Scripps Howard Fund supports philanthropic causes important to The E.W. Scripps Company and the communities it serves, with a special emphasis on excellence in journalism. At the crossroads of the classroom and the newsroom, the Fund is a leader in supporting journalism education, scholarships, internships, minority recruitment and development, literacy and First Amendment causes. The Scripps Howard Awards stand as one of the industry’s top honors for outstanding journalism. The Fund improves lives and helps build thriving communities. It partners with Scripps brands to create awareness of local issues and supports impactful organizations to drive solutions.

The Scripps Howard Fund was established as a public charity in 2022 to carry on the rich legacy of the Scripps Howard Foundation, which has served more than 1.5 million people since its founding in 1962. The Fund and the Foundation are affiliated organizations that work collaboratively and cooperatively to further our shared mission. Our work is possible thanks to the generosity of the Scripps and Howard families, The E.W. Scripps Company, Scripps employees and retirees, and others.

Our Story

Giving light. Changing lives. for more than 60 years the Scripps Howard Fund has supported a free press and has had a direct, positive impact in communities where The E.W. Scripps Company has a presence.

“We Do Well By Doing Good”

This was a common statement from Charles E. Scripps, one of the founders of the Scripps Howard Fund and long-time board chairman of The E.W. Scripps Company. Whether it was company or Fund business, his point was simple. When we enrich the lives of others, our own lives are enriched.



The Scripps Howard Fund envisions an informed and fully literate world where all people have access to accurate information that is relevant to their lives, communities and society as a whole.



To create a better-informed world through journalism education and childhood literacy.

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Our Team

Hello from your Fund staff. We care a great deal about the work we do. We are supported and guided by a deeply committed, highly engaged Board of Trustees.

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