Post 9/11

A Commitment Honored.
A Debt Repaid.

Post 9/11 Veterans are returning to civilian life with diverse skills and tremendous potential, but many experience difficulties when they leave military service and transition to civilian life. The Foundation’s goal is to ensure successful transitions from military service for Post 9/11 Veterans and their families. Our investments focus on both supporting service members before they transition, and reintegration strategies that help them and their families navigate services post-transition.

Returning service members have diverse skills demanded by today’s civilian labor force, including impressive work ethics, leadership, and strategic problem-solving abilities. The Schultz Family Foundation’s Veterans initiative is designed to recognize and employ these unique traits to match them with their next career in the civilian sector and empower veterans to make our nation better and stronger. To further these efforts, the Foundation works to ensure that we understand the strengths and talents of those who served, and the contributions they can make when they return home. The Foundation’s programs support not only transitioning service members but also military spouses, National Guard, and Reserve members.

As veterans, we have one thing in common
and that is a strong sense of community.

Angela Harris
Master Sergeant, Air Force

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Our Approach

In the military, service members’ jobs are diverse, but the mission is the same; to serve each other and protect our freedom. When service members transition from military to civilian life, at times it can be difficult to find their purpose. But a job can help get that purpose back and provide employers with prepared and committed talent.

The Schultz Family Foundation works with employers and nonprofit organizations to ensure veterans can connect their skills, experience, and community commitment to a new organization and a new mission. And we don’t stop there. We support transitioning veterans from active duty, military spouses, National Guard, and Reserve members through the many steps of reintegration, from preparation to hiring and long-term support.



Here are a few examples of how the Schultz Family Foundation is helping make an impact in our community.

  • $50,000,000

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

  • 13,500+

    Veterans trained since 2014

  • 12,000+

    Hired since launch in 2014

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

  • 135+

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

  • 40+

    Communities engaged in simplifying service access for Veterans and families across the country

  • 18

    Military Installations—Training and hiring Veterans on 18 military installations by the end of 2018

  • Mubota Watson

    Onward to Opportunity | Joint Base San Antonio Program Coordinator

    I’d never had an offer letter. I’d never had to negotiate a salary. I’d never had to do an interview, per se, as a grown-up. Onward to Opportunity is something you definitely don’t want to miss. It’s a great opportunity.

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  • Nick Sullivan

    The Mission Continues | Leader | Seattle First Platoon

    It’s hard to find people who have had the same shared experiences.

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