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    After his $9.6 million donation to the American Cancer Society's Florida Hope Lodge, Dick Schulze commented, "Battling [cancer] is challenging enough without the financial and emotional stress of traveling for treatments. The Hope Lodge is a vital addition to medical communities, as it helps patients and caregivers remain focused on getting well, rather than worrying about where to stay and how much it will cost."

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    RMSFF Founder, Richard M. Schulze
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    Open Arms received a grant in support of its food services and nutrition education programming for critically ill members of this community. 

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    Open Arms Delivery
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    RMSFF awarded a challenge grant to the Greater Naples YMCA to help rebuild its campus, destroyed by fire in 2013.

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    Greater Naples YMCA Rendering
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    Love Your Melon received a RMSFF grant to continue its buy-a-hat, give-a-hat non-profit, that supports children fighting cancer.

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Recent News

RMSFF Donates $9.6 million to launch American Cancer Society's Campaign 

Dick Schulze's family foundation has donated $9.6 million to build an American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in Jacksonville, Florida. The Lodge will be a home away from home for cancer patients and their caregivers. The gift, announced October 8, 2014, launched the society’s campaign to raise a total of $19.2 million to build, operate and maintain the facility. Read more here.


Grant Applications Now Open for Winter Cycle 2015

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The grants application window for winter cycle 2015 is open through October 31st. 
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Scholarship Applications Closed

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Awards to the first cohort of Schulze Family Foundation Scholarship recipients were made in May 2014.
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Who We Are

The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation began its work in 2004 with the charge from its founder to support transformational change for the benefit of mankind. The foundation has consistently directed its primary efforts and resources toward matters of importance in health, education and basic human services. It continues to do so today with a focus on investments that produce specific and measurable outcomes.  In all of its activities, the foundation embraces its founder’s beliefs in the value of entrepreneurship and innovation and in improving the lives of middle and working class families.

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