Since then, the Foundation has expanded its mission. In 2008 the Foundation added grant-making, partnering with non-profit organizations to help all Middle Tennessee students received a high-quality education. Today, these grants align with four key initiatives— college and career readiness, principal and teacher leadership, literacy, and advocacy.
In 2015, the Foundation expanded the scholarship program to include STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) majors. Since 2006, the Scarlett Family Foundation has awarded over $16M in college scholarships, helping more than 650 students pursue higher education degrees. These students are attending public and private colleges and universities throughout the United States and represent 147 high schools in 37 counties across middle Tennessee.