Our
Work

Our country needs collaboration and creativity to bridge the growing opportunity divide. That is why the Schultz Family Foundation is working with like-minded and often unlikely partners to find, develop and execute innovative, scalable solutions that untap potential, and foster economic and social mobility. We recognize that we are at a critical moment; we take it personally, and act with urgency.

 

The Foundation aims to achieve the following: 

 

Lifting Populations Out of Risk

Our social contract needs rewriting. There’s so much potential that tends to be the overlooked. The Foundation works to identify solutions that move people from crisis to stability… to help them get the fair shot we all deserve.

Realizing Economic Justice

Jobs have transformative power—for employers, employees, and communities alike. We believe that a job with meaningful opportunities for advancement is still the best social program there is!

Leveraging the Power of the Private Sector 

We know what’s possible when business leaders care as much for their community as they do for their shareholders. That’s why the Foundation is galvanizing a movement to compel businesses to join in designing scalable solutions to achieve economic justice and do well by doing good.

Building Solutions at Scale

The opportunity gap is getting larger. We need to move beyond solutions that serve few to ones that impact many.

Proving Efficacy is Price of Admission

We evaluate our impact through the lens of both social and business value. Doing good isn’t enough. We use metrics to ensure that our investments are leading to impact and prove that hiring from these talent pools is good for business.

Changing Hearts and Minds

We lift up stories of success and hope above dysfunction and despair. We harness the power of narrative to show that there is another way to view “special populations.” The Schultz Family Foundation does not focus on deficits or barriers. Instead, we recognize the untapped assets that offer incredible value to our country.

Our Impact


Powerful
Partnerships

The Schultz Family Foundation launched and invests in the largest coalition of socially conscious companies working together to train and hire Opportunity Youth and Veterans.

  • 50+


    Corporate Partners—Working to prepare, hire and support Opportunity Youth

  • 1,000+


    Corporate Partners—Training and hiring Post 9/11 Veterans, National Guard and Reserve members, and military spouses

Opportunity Youth
100,000 Opportunities Initiative™
  • 19


    communities building employment pathways for disconnected youth

  • 300+


    Community-based organizations involved

  • 17,500


    Youth have participated in 100,000 Opportunities Initiative in seven cities

  • 50,000+


    engaged in digital training and support

Opportunity Youth
Our Future
  • 20


    communities building employment pathways by the end of 2019

  • 30,000


    engaged in digital job-ready training and support by 2020

  • 1,000,000


    by 2021 hired

Veterans
Onward to Opportunity
  • $50,000,000


    Unemployment cost savings since Onward to Opportunity (O2O) initiative was launched in 2014

  • 15,000+


    Veterans trained since 2014

  • 12,000+


    Hired since launch in 2014

    8,993 Veterans
    2,906 Guard and Reserve members
    514 Military Spouses

  • 20,000


    Certifications granted

  • 18


    Onward to Opportunity  is currently active on 18 military installations, enrolling more than 8,000 participants annually