Our founder, Dick Schulze, is also founder and chairman emeritus of Best Buy Co., Inc. His foundation’s vision is to enable transformational change to benefit the communities where Dick and his family live and work. More here.

  • Best Buy Relief Fund


    RMSFF funds and administers the Best Buy Disaster Relief Fund, which is available only to Best Buy Employees being impacted by the ongoing effects of a federally declared natural disaster.



    We continue to explore ways we might be helpful to our grantees during this challenging time. Please check this page for current changes in RMSFF deadlines, grant guidelines, and emergency funding.

  • Schulze Scholar Sam Gantman


    In his last year at MIT, Schulze Scholar Sam Gantman designed a robot, interned at Lockheed Martin and accepted a job offer to as a Vehicle Systems Engineers when he graduates in June! Read Sam’s thank you letter.


Fall 2021 Cycle LOI
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Fall 2021 INVITED Applications
Deadline for Submission May 7
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2021-22 New College Scholar Applicants
Current College Scholars
2020-21 Thank You Letters Access Portal Here
Early Learning Scholarships
Open for 2021-22 Applications Access Portal Here

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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 human & social services, education, and health & medicine. It continues to do so today with a focus on investments that produce specific and measurable outcomes with a geographic emphasis on the Twin Cities (Minnesota) seven-county metropolitan area and Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties in Florida.  In all of its activities, the foundation embraces its founder’s beliefs in the value of innovation and in improving the lives of middle- and working-class families.

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