• 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 the COVID-19 national emergency or 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. We will share additional information on this page as it evolves and we are able.

  • It's a New Schulze Scholar!

    Left, Nancy (Schulze) Tellor presents a Schulze Family College Scholarship award to Vail Christian High School graduate, Beka Gershenoff. Beka will receive a yearly $5,000 scholarship to attend Wartburg College. Read more about the Schulze Family College Scholarship here.


  • Our Founder

    A desire to “enable transformational change for the benefit of humanity” led Schulze to start The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation in 2004. In June 2013, Schulze announced plans to gradually expand the Foundation from $100 million to about $1 billion. Read more here.

  • Sunshine is Good Medicine!


    Ameer (left) reflects the joy that RMSFF Grantee, Sunshine Kids Foundation, seeks to create through their activities programming for kids living with Cancer. Read more about Sunshine Kids like Ameer here.


Spring 2021 Cycle LOIs
Opens Oct 19, 2020
Spring 2021 Cycle LOI Deadline
Closes Nov 20, 2020
Spring 2021 Invited Applications
Deadline Dec 16, 2020


More Pandemic-Related Information Here

Prospective and Current Grantees Enter Here.

Attention Mental Health Service Providers!
Funding guidelines have changed to an invitation-only format. Read more here.

2021-22 New College Scholar Applicants
Current College Scholars
Early Learning Scholarships
Application portal for 2021-22 will open Nov 1, 2020

Learn more about Schulze College Scholarships Here

Learn more about Schulze Early Learning Scholarships Here

Recent News

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.

Learn more about us