From humble beginnings, the Scripps Howard Foundation flourished over time to serve more than 1.5 million people – through supporting life-changing community programs and empowering journalists who inform and engage all of us through their outstanding investigations, storytelling, and communications. 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.
The Scripps Howard Foundation 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 Foundation 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 Foundation 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.