Self-Sufficiency

Self-sufficiency is not just crucial for individuals; it’s also vital to the communities in which they live. As Adam did in his lifetime, his foundation will focus on initiatives to address employment, food insecurity, housing/homelessness, and critical human needs.

Housing instability can negatively affect job security, academic performance, and physical and mental health.

Programs designed to help keep people in stable homes, including emergency shelter, rental assistance programs, transitional housing, and subsidized housing units, can help combat housing instability and promote self-sufficiency. 

Persistent poverty in communities increases food insecurity and threatens child welfare.

Children deserve full plates and a system (beyond the child welfare bureaucracy) that will fight for them. Recognizing their importance to stability and eventually mobility, we support programs that meet the unique needs of children in vulnerable situations, address the needs of their caregivers and provide consistent access to enough food for every person in a household to live an active, healthy life. 

Barriers to employment have detrimental impacts on individuals and families.

Economic development programming focused on business growth, job creation, entrepreneurship, financial well-being, job readiness, and stable employment will be embraced by the foundation because of their lasting benefits to individuals, families and communities.

Grant Totals by Focus Area

Self-Sufficiency Support in 2023

$6,767,500

Adam R. Scripps' enduring spirit is celebrated through his foundation, supporting causes he cherished.

Quiet generosity. Boundless compassion.

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