Schultz Family Foundation: Grants for Animals and Wildlife

OVERVIEW: The Schultz Family Foundation supports animal welfare organization across the United States.

IP TAKE: This funder’s tends to award its disaster related grants to larger national organizations rather than local and grassroots organizations.

PROFILE: Howard and Shari Schultz cofounded the Schultz Family Foundation in 1996. The foundation is “[c]omitted to lifting the human spirit and bringing possibility to everyone, regardless of skin color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, or station in life.” Schultz’s grantmaking portfolios include Opportunity Youth, Post 9/11 Veterans and Response Giving. The foundation’s Response Giving portfolio focuses on animal welfare, basic needs, disaster relief, health, education and homelessness.

According to tax filings, grant amounts can be as high as $800,000, but the majority of Schultz Family Foundation grants range from $3,000 to $30,000. Past animal welfare grantees include the Animal Rescue Foundation, which received a grant supporting its work rescuing dogs and cats; and American Humane, which received funding for its work providing resources such as shelter and urgent care to animals in need. Click here to learn more about select Response Giving portfolio grantees.

The Schultz Family does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.


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