In 2011, the Foundation granted $15,094,248 to 16 organizations. An additional amount of $2,402,278 was granted to 50 organizations from the Richard M. and Sandra J. Schulze Family Fund, a donor-advised fund managed by the Foundation. View All
In 2010, the Foundation granted $10,263,519 to 15 organizations. An additional amount of $2,700,678 was granted to 73 organizations from the Richard M. and Sandra J. Schulze Family Fund, a donor-advised fund managed by the Foundation. View All
In 2009, the Foundation granted $14,691,351 to 17 organizations. An additional amount of $2,739,250 was granted to 59 organizations from the Richard M. and Sandra J. Schulze Family Fund, a donor-advised fund managed by the Foundation. View All
The Foundation is committed to ensuring all children gain the fundamental knowledge and skill set necessary to be successful in life. We support educational institutions which offer rigorous and effective programs that focus on reading, writing, math and science; tutoring, after school programs and camps. We do not provide support for the Arts. The Foundation is also committed to encouraging high-achieving college students to pursue careers in teaching and to reducing burdensome school debt loans for working class families and students.
The Foundation supports organizations which provide food, meals, temporary housing/shelter and service to families and children to assist them in their efforts toward self-sufficiency. The Foundation also supports agencies that assist adults and their families with initial transitional needs when coping with serious medical challenges.
Health and Health Care
The Foundation has a history of interest and support for health care, health care providers and medical research which has the potential to produce truly meaningful results. Mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer, and Type 1 diabetes have been special interests of the Foundation.
Transformational Grants are awarded to organizations that have an idea, model, process or program that creates a transformational impact to benefit mankind. Eligible innovations must be in their third year of operation. A thorough business plan with measurable results is also required. Application for a Transformational Grant will be by invitation only, and no more than one grant will be awarded annually.