• Foundation-sponsored Collier County Assessment Complete

    Our own Mary Beth Geier, the foundation's Florida director, and many other committed people made it happen.

    Read executive summary

    Read about assessment process

  • Advice to Schulze Scholars

    "Wanting to be at the top of the mountain is great. But, all the learning takes place along the way. Pay attention to it!”

    - Richard M. Schulze

    More about Scholars


  • Making an Impact 

    Way to Grow's goal is to make children "great by 8" and they're doing it!

    Here's how.


  • Early Learning Scholarships

    New Schulze Early Learning Scholarship (SELS) program assists middle-income families in gaining access to excellent preschool programs for their children.

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Spring 2019 Cycle LOIs
Opens Oct 8, 2018
Spring 2019 LOI Deadline
Oct 31, 2018
Spring 2019 Invited Applications
Due Nov 30, 2018

Current grantees & invited applicants enter here.

Current College Scholars ONLY
Early Learning Scholarships
Open for 2017-18 and 2018-19 Applications Apply Here
New & Current College Scholars
Access College Scholarship Portal Here

Learn more about Schulze College Scholarships.

Learn more about Schulze Early Learning Scholarships

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 Lee and Collier 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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