Improving the prospects of disadvantaged children and youth

Every child should have access to quality educational opportunities and learning experiences in order to foster a productive citizenship and healthy democratic society.

Making an impact since 2014

The Scripps Family Fund for Education and the Arts was created in 2014 as a private family foundation to support the philanthropic vision of its founders, Sebastian and Barbara Scripps. The founders believe that every child should have access to quality educational opportunities and learning experiences in order to foster a productive citizenship and healthy democratic society.

  • Children of Promise

Mission

We believe that a productive democratic society is based on a broadly educated population. We seek to improve the prospects of economically disadvantaged populations with a focus on children and youth in Connecticut and beyond through investing in organizations and programs that offer learning, enrichment and inspiration that foster self-sufficiency and life success.

Approach

The Scripps Family Fund for Education and the Arts makes grants directed at new initiatives, program expansion and capacity building, in support of programs that serve a range of ages from pre-K through young adult. SFFEA aims to support ideas that might be difficult to fund otherwise and seeks to leverage its grantmaking by focusing on opportunities that help organizations increase the populations they serve, broaden their effectiveness and impact, and improve financial sustainability.

Other initiatives

Wheels to Learning

Wheels to Learning is a pilot program that provides transportation funding for field trips for Windham County, Connecticut public schools.

COVID-19 Response

An emergency response to the Covid-19 crisis supports health and economic needs throughout Connecticut.

Updated October 2021