The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation has granted $50,000 to The Heights Foundation to support School Success Programs for at-risk kids in the Harlem Heights neighborhood.
Harlem Heights was originally settled as a rural agricultural community. Approximately 780 children live in a mixture of single-family homes and multi-family apartments. The poverty rate for children in Harlem Heights is more than twice the county average, with family income 40% below the county average. Families are not able to easily access family support services located in downtown Fort Myers, and benefit greatly from programs located within the neighborhood. The Heights Foundation and The Heights Center were created with the goal of building strong, self-sufficient families in the Harlem Heights neighborhood.
The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation was created in 2004 by Best Buy founder and chairman emeritus Dick Schulze to benefit the lives of middle- and working-class families through entrepreneurial investments in education, health and human services that have the capacity to produce measurable and transformative results. The foundation is committed to investing $1 billion in grants to non-profit organizations primarily in the Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul area, where Best Buy began and where Schulze raised his family, and in the Greater Naples-Fort Myers area where Schulze resides.
To learn more about The Heights Foundation and The Heights Center, visit heightsfoundation.org or call (239) 482-7706.