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    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.

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    Florida Schulze College Scholars 2021 are off to good start after their in-person June Meet & Greet in Naples.  Read more about them here. We will open for 2022-23 scholarship applications in January 2022. Learn more about Schulze College Scholarships here.

  • Schulze Scholar Sam Gantman

     

    Early influences for our founder include a paper route, a job at Red Owl and a 1950 Pontiac!

    Listen to Dick’s interview with Our American Stories for more.

Applications

Grants
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Scholarships
2021-22 New College Scholar Applicants
NOW CLOSED FOR 2021-22 APPLICATIONS
Current College Scholars
Early Learning Scholarships
NOW CLOSED FOR 2021-22 APPLICATIONS

Learn more about Schulze College Scholarships Here

Learn more about Schulze Early Learning Scholarships Here

Recent News

  • Invited mental health grantee, David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health, and RMSFF are highlighted in SWFL 100 Newsletter.
  • CaringBridge, a grantee since 2016, has named its third CEO: Tia Newcomer (middle). She is preceded by Liwanag Ojala and founder, Sona Mehring.  Read more here.
  • The numbers are sobering. The Salvation Army Northern Division is serving five times the usual number of Twin Cities people in need this summer — handing out record numbers of food boxes and managing full emergency shelters. Lt. Col. Dan Jennings describes it as “… the number that keeps you up at night.” So, they’re launching a special summer fundraiser to boost the budget, leveraging donor generosity and 350 brave Minnesotans who will rappel 14 stories down a Mall of America office tower in September.
  • The Annual Schulze Family Foundation Scholars Meet & Greet was held on June 2, 2021 in Naples, Florida and included recruiters from ArthrexNCH Healthcare System and Collier County Public Schools.  The presenters provided candid answers to scholar questions and showed a genuine interest in seeing them succeed beyond the classroom.

Welcome, new Florida Scholars

Christopher Baier – Saint John Neumann
John Beqiri – Barron Collier High School
Bianca Bernstein – Gulf Coast High School
Nathaniel Caruso – Seacrest Country Day School
Nathaniel Czapnik – Gulf Coast High School
Spencer Fasulo – Palmetto Ridge High School
Mackenzie Kusma – First Baptist Academy
Benjamin Peterson – Barron Collier High School
McKenna Pizzuti-Seward – Naples High School
Ava Porraro – Barron Collier High School
Luke Santamarina – Saint John Neumann
Anne Scheck – Donahue Academy
Isabella Stapp – Seacrest Country Day School
Alec Valdes – Gulf Coast High School
Maribel Vargas – Immokalee High School

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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