We are witnessing a fundamental breakdown of the American Dream, where division, hate and exclusion have replaced respect, mobility and compassion.

We must all ask ourselves: Will we allow one’s place in life to be determined by the zip code of one’s birth? Will we turn our backs on those who have served our country yet find decent work out of reach? Will we settle for an America where only a few have access to first starts and a fair shot?

We all share the same dreams—to love and be loved, to find and pursue our purpose and to provide for our families. Yet, we are living in an America where potential is within all of us, but opportunity may be out of reach.

The Schultz Family Foundation is committed to lifting the human spirit and bringing possibility to everyone, regardless of skin color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, or station in life. We see our nation’s challenges, but we also see solutions. If we work together to unlock potential across our communities, we can build a nation that lives up to its promise.

Truth. Innovation.


To see with compassion.

To lead with conscience.

To act with purpose.

To see with compassion.

Founded in 1996 by Sheri and Howard Schultz, the Schultz Family Foundation’s mission is to create greater opportunity, accessible to all.

In partnership with nonprofits, businesses and governments, the Foundation is focused on developing and investing in entrepreneurial, cross-sector solutions designed to build more equitable systems; foster our common bonds; strengthen our democracy; and create life-changing opportunity for people and communities who have historically been at the margins of our country’s promise.

Addressing the systemic issues and policies that have been at the root of the national decline in upward mobility and felt opportunity, particularly for Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color is central to the Foundation’s work.

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