Empowered by Potential
Motivated by the desire to impact a generation of young people and dedicated to inspiring civic responsibility.
Since 2000, the Schultz Family Foundation has partnered with and funded organizations that unlock potential in populations facing temporary barriers to success. We chose this focus because tangible, achievable actions can have a measurable impact on these individuals, their families, and on their wider communities. We believe that the right intervention with the right person at the right time—be it training, support, funding or access to care—can achieve big results. And that our communities and our country will benefit from their contributions.
After significant research, we’ve identified two populations for our initial focus: Post 9/11 Veterans and Opportunity Youth. What do these groups have in common? Both are at a crucial inflection point, a time in their lives when a meaningful intervention can have a big impact. And both groups have demonstrated strong resilience, tenacity, and ambition. They are, as a whole, highly motivated to succeed and we believe they will be the leaders and catalyst for this next Greatest Generation.
We are launching two initiatives: Onward Veterans and Onward Youth. To us, the term “Onward” is more than just a rally cry or an attitude; it implies optimism with eyes wide open and a never ending journey that honors the past while reinventing the future. Our foundation’s evolution continues to be an educational and humbling journey.
Onward. . .
– Howard and Sheri Schultz