• Richard M. Schulze

    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.

  • Florida Schulze Scholars

    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 here.

  • Chloe's Wings and Things

    Wish kid Chloe, age 12, is an artist from Maple Grove, Minnesota who creates one-of-a-kind clay dragons. In 2019, she was diagnosed with brain cancer and underwent two surgeries. Her Make-A-Wish Minnesota was to have her own art business. Now “Chloe’s Wings and Things” will be an official business with its own brand.

Applications

Grants
Spring 2022 Cycle for Letters of Intent
We are open; Submissions due by 11/19/21
Spring 2022 INVITED Applications
Invited Applications will be due 12/17/21
Spring 2022 Site Visits
Will take place by 02/11/22

Prospective and Current Grantees Enter Here.

Get a head start!! Preview or download our Spring 2022 forms here.

Scholarships
2022-23 New College Scholar Applicants
Open for 2022-23 applications from 1/5/22 - 3/1/22
Current College Scholars
2022-23 Schulze Early Learning Scholarships
Opens for applications on 11/1/21

Learn more about Schulze College Scholarships Here

Learn more about Schulze Early Learning Scholarships Here

Recent News

RMSFF Grantee, Mayo Clinic, is ranked #1 Hospital for Sixth Year

Catholic Charities’ Exodus 2.0 construction is underway;
RMSFF made the lead gift in 2019

RMSFF Grantees, Angel Foundation & Open Arms are partnered in a new food insecurity project. Watch and listen here.

Pillsbury United Communities, a grantee since 2016, has launched an Urban Agriculture program as part of Ladders to Leadership.

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