Ed is the co-founder and Chairman of the Center for Global Development. CGD works to reduce global poverty and inequality through rigorous research and active engagement with the policy community to make the world a more prosperous, just, and safe place for us all.  It is considered the world’s leading research organization on global poverty.
Ed is the founder and Chairman of the Center for Interfaith Action on Global Poverty (CIFA). CIFA seeks to improve the capacity and effectiveness of the faith community in its collective effort to reduce global poverty and disease. CIFA achieves this through increased interfaith coordination, best practices and model sharing, innovative mobilization of resources, and influential advocacy to governments and the general public.
Ed is the founder and Chairman Emeritus of Friends of the Global Fight.  The organization works to end the worldwide burden of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. It educates, engages and mobilizes U.S. decision makers to support the Global Fund, the world’s largest public health financier.
Ed is a co-founder, along with Bill Gates and George Soros, of DATA (Debt, AIDS, Trade, Africa), an advocacy organization dedicated to building public and political awareness about development problems in Africa, most notably the HIV/AIDS pandemic. DATA is now part of the ONE campaign.  Bono of the band U2 has used DATA/ONE as the principal platform for his visible and effective advocacy on global development and health policies.
The Scott Center at Florida Tech is dedicated to providing the highest quality treatment, training and applied research to enhance the functioning and improve the quality of life of children with autism and related disabilities in Central Florida.  The Scott Center is extending its work globally, including collaboration with a center for early childhood intervention in Dubai.
Ed and his family have for the last fifteen years sponsored a number of children in Compassion's global child development programs.  In addition, Ed has assisted Compassion in launching and carrying out new country programs in Latin America and a special and comprehensive HIV/AIDS testing and treatment program in East Africa.

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Ed endowed the Cheryl and Reece Scott Chair of Psychiatry, the first medical chair devoted to the study of autism and Asperger's syndrome, at the University of Oxford. He also endowed two research fellowship at University College, Oxford, one of which is for the study of autism and Asperger's syndrome. Ed established a special program at University College for admission to the college of students with severe disabilities. He serves on the Chancellor's Court of Benefactors of Oxford.
Ed serves on the Board of the Center for U.S. Global Leadership of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC). USGLC is is dedicated to strengthening America's leadership in the world through a strategic investment in development and diplomacy.
Ed actively supports the Special Olympics, particularly driving a campaign to end the derogatory use of the hurtful word “retarded.”
Ed established and funded the Scott Family Fellows program in 2007, which is supported by CGD. The program provides to the President of Liberia a cadre of highly trained economists and development specialists, who work directly for the cabinet secretaries of various Liberian ministries helping to reconstruct that war-torn country. Since its inception, the program has been expanded to include other fellows funded by Humanity United, the McCall MacBain Foundation, the Open Society Institute and the Nike Foundation. There have been over 30 Scott Fellows, including 12 Liberian expatriates who decided to remain in Liberia after their fellowship ended.
Ed created the original concept and provided the initial funding for a new initiative at the School of Media and Public Affairs of The George Washington University called Face the Facts USA, a breakthrough, non-partisan civic engagement project. It will launch in July 2012.!/FaceFactsUSA
Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy is one of the best known and most respected secondary schools in both Brevard County and in all of Florida. Every year, nearly 100% of its graduating seniors go on to four year colleges, most to highly-selective institutions. Ed served on its Board of Directors for over eight years and has financially supported many of its programs and capital needs. He also provided the resources that allowed Holy Trinity to build the 1,000 seat Scott Center for Worship and the Performing Arts.
Ed helped to provide the funding that launched Catalytic Communities (CatComm), a not-for-profit organization working to destigmatize Rio de Janeiro's favela communities and integrate them into the wider society, generating global recognition of their heritage status.
Ed was a founding board member of Malaria No More, a nonprofit organization working to end deaths due to malaria. Ed provided the funding to launch the "Stayin' Alive" grassroots fundraising initiative, which encourages teens to use various events, from dances and proms to battle of the bands or fashion shows, to raise money to buy bed nets for Africa.
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Whole Child International works to ensure that orphaned children get the care they need and help them form a meaningful attachment with an adult caregiver by restructuring existing children’s institutions and implementing caregiver training.  Ed was a founding member of the Board of Directors of Whole Child International in 2004.  After serving for seven years on the Board of Directors, he joined the Board of Advisors.

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