• 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.

  • Kathleen Blatz

    Kathleen Blatz is a Minnesota native and officially joined the RMSFF Board of Trustees on December 10, 2021; her first board meeting with us will be in April 2022. She will serve a five-year term. Read more here.

  • Get a Head Start

    Get a head start on our open cycle forms. Use a practice form and save time with cut and paste from practice/preview forms to online forms.


    Available to eligible grantees here.

  • Founder's Commentary for CNN Business

    “The best education is one that teaches people how to think. And an entrepreneurial education demands just that …”

    From CNN Business “What every US college should teach their students.”

    Read it 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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