What does the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation do?
The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation is a global organization that seeks to improve lives, strengthen communities and advance equity. Our philanthropic vision is grounded in a commitment to pursue justice, repair the world and treat all people with dignity and civility. We invest in efforts to improve public education in the United States, strengthen the Jewish people and Israel and address the needs of marginalized individuals and communities.
Who are Charles and Lynn Schusterman?
Charles and Lynn Schusterman are the co-founders of the Schusterman Family Foundation. In 1987, they began a philanthropic journey to help ensure a vibrant future for the Jewish people, the State of Israel and their hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma. At the heart of their philanthropy was a deep commitment to providing young people with the knowledge, self-confidence and experiences they need to better their lives and, in turn, become leaders in their communities. Learn more about Charles and Lynn Schusterman.
Who determines the Schusterman Family Foundation's overall direction?
Our foundation is currently chaired by Stacy Schusterman, daughter of Charles and Lynn Schusterman. Learn more about Stacy Schusterman.
What are the foundation’s core focus areas and funding priorities?
We invest in four core portfolios in which we hope to make a deep and lasting impact:
How many people work for the foundation?
Today, we have nearly 100 employees across our offices in Atlanta, Jerusalem, San Francisco, Tulsa and Washington DC.
How much does the Schusterman Family Foundation give?
In 2018, we gave $177 million to our grantees across the United States and globally. Since our founding in 1987, the Schusterman Foundation has given over $1.2 billion to fund meaningful work across our four core focus areas.
How do I apply for a grant?
We do not accept unsolicited grant proposals from organizations or individuals. Our grant application process is by invitation only.
Can individuals apply for grants from the foundation?
No, we do not provide grants to individuals.
Does the foundation accept donations?
We do not solicit nor accept donations. However, we encourage those who want to give to our foundation to support public charities in our core focus areas.
What is the REALITY program and how do I apply?
REALITY is a week-long leadership journey in Israel that gathers highly influential thinkers and trailblazers. Participants engage in an intensive, thoughtfully curated itinerary designed to elevate their leadership and ignite their ambition to change the world. They develop deep friendships and partnerships with peers from across the globe, while exploring Israeli culture, history and society as a platform for understanding complexities in their own communities and industries. You can apply for REALITY through a unique application link from an alumni or staff referral. Learn more about REALITY.
What is ROI Community and how do I apply?
ROI Community is an international network of activists and changemakers who are redefining Jewish engagement for a new generation of global citizens. Through its annual capstone Summit and an innovative suite of ongoing opportunities for professional development, networking and financial support, ROI empowers its members to take an active role in shaping the Jewish future.
Application to the ROI Summit is by recommendation. Each year, ROI Community members and organizational partners receive an invitation to recommend a candidate to join ROI Community. The candidate is then invited to apply to the upcoming ROI Summit. Learn more about ROI Community.
What is the Schusterman Fellowship and how do I apply?
The Schusterman Fellowship is a highly selective leadership development program for exceptional leaders committed to driving change in in the Jewish sector and the broader world. Our goal is to support, cultivate and invest in professionals motivated and ready to lead toward a more equitable and just future.
The Schusterman Fellowship is a nomination-based program, and we receive nominations from partner organizations and Senior Fellows. Learn more about the Schusterman Fellowship.
Does the Schusterman Family Foundation have any jobs available?
Our current job openings can be found here.
How can I join the foundation’s email list?
Join our mailing list by clicking here. We look forward to being in touch!
Where can I follow the Schusterman Family Foundation on social media?
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