featured initiatives

Every young person deserves access to opportunity. Each year across the US 200,000 young people transition from state systems of care. Many of these young people will face unique barriers finding meaningful employment opportunities and accessing basic needs. The Schultz Family Foundation works with our partners to create pathways to meaningful opportunities for young people ages 18 to 24 who are transitioning from foster care and juvenile justice systems. Through in-person navigational support, wrap-around services, employment training, and/or job placement services prior to or during their transition the Foundation and its partners work to create greater opportunity, accessible to all.

The National Service Challenge supports national service as a pathway of opportunity for young people, especially people of color and young adults from low-income households.

In recognition of the unique challenges facing young veterans, the Schultz Family Foundation invested $7 million in four veteran service organizations designed to improve employment outcomes for this subpopulation.

Tens of thousands of Afghans have been forced to flee their homeland, many because of threats to their lives and livelihoods due to their association with the United States.

When the COVID-19 crisis hit the Seattle area, thousands of restaurants suspended operations, closed and let go of their staff.

Having a job lined up before you leave the military is one of the most effective ways to ensure a smooth transition back into civilian life.

Millions of Opportunity Youth would like to be working but are unable or unsure how to take the first steps. The 100,000 Opportunities Initiative™ helps them prepare for and land their first jobs.

Addressing Food Insecurity and Creating Meaningful Service Opportunities for Young People

Recognizing the role of philanthropy as an innovation partner to the public sector, the Schultz Family Foundation is launching the $1 Million National Service Challenge to support national service as a pathway of opportunity for all young people.

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