“Never has our mission to create a fully informed world through journalism education, improving childhood literacy and giving back to Scripps communities been more important than it was in 2020,” says Liz Carter, the foundation’s president and chief executive officer.
The Scripps Howard Foundation, part of The E.W. Scripps Co. with support from Scripps employees across the country, gave $9 million in charitable gifts during 2020.
Efforts focused on advancing COVID-19 relief and related food insecurity programs in communities in which Scripps does business and supporting Scripps employees through financial hardships caused by the pandemic.
“Never has our mission to create a fully informed world through journalism education, improving childhood literacy and giving back to Scripps communities been more important than it was in 2020, when so many struggled with the daunting public health and economic crises caused by the pandemic,” says Liz Carter, the foundation’s president and chief executive officer.
“Our thanks to Scripps employees, the Scripps and Howard families and all who support the Foundation’s work and who stepped up when it mattered most.”
Throughout 2020, the foundation’s social-impact philanthropy supported a range of nonprofit organizations and areas of need in the communities where Scripps operates, like its Childhood Literacy campaign.
Here are a few examples from Scripps local TV stations:
If You Give a Child A Book Campaign
WLEX, Lexington (NBC):
WFTX , Ft. Myers-Naples (Fox):
KERO, Bakersfield (ABC):
COVID-19 Relief/Food Insecurity Support:
KTNV, Las Vegas (ABC):
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