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The Scripps Howard Fund Community Giving Programs


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

Bob established the community fund in 1998 with a generous gift to give back to the people who need it most.

Today, the Fund works with Scripps stations across the country to support the issues important to their communities. 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.

The Scripps Howard Fund makes grants on an invitation basis only on behalf of Scripps local and national media, and only in the regions where Scripps does business.

Photo from the KMTV Scripps Foundation Salvation Army segment

KMTV Vice President/General Manager Larry Forsgren joined morning meteorologist Mark Stitz in presenting the Salvation Army with a $5,000 check from the Scripps Howard Foundation to help with Nebraska and Iowa flood relief efforts. Watch the KMTV story.

Screenshot from the KIVI news Scripps Howard Foundation segment

KIVI in Boise, Idaho, awarded the Children’s Home Society of Idaho with a grant from the Scripps Howard Foundation. Children’s Home Society of Idaho is a Boise-area organization that helps to fill crucial gaps left by Idaho’s shortage of child psychiatrists. KIVI’s General Manager, Ken Ritchie, was on hand to surprise the organization’s Executive Director, Anselme Sadiki, with a check in the amount of $5,000. Read the full story.