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The Arthur B. Schultz Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-05-12

At A Glance

The Arthur B. Schultz Foundation

P.O. Box 1570

Lander, WY United States 82520-1570

Telephone: (307) 714-5665


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $5,334,648

Total giving: $412,492





Additional Contact Information

E-mail for Erik B. Schultz:


Established in 1985 in CA

Purpose and Activities

Advancing opportunities for women, entrepreneurs, and people with disabilities.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Disabled Mobility

The Disabled Mobility program supports disabled mobility solutions in the developing world, with emphasis on in-country wheelchair manufacturing and distribution.

Program-Related Investment

The foundation operates the Social Microenterprise Initiative which provides strictly capital equipment loans to small entrepreneurs and businesses in developing countries. Loan recipients pay the loan "forward" by donating at least an equivalent amount of in-kind products and/or services to the disadvantaged in their communities. SMI loans target small businesses often included in the "missing middle,"-- those businesses with typically less than 10 employees, but are too big for most microfinance institutions to fund, and too small to secure commercial bank capital. Interest-free loans range from $1,000 to $10,000. The ultimate goals of the program are to to enhance business production capabilities, improve business employment and growth opportunities, and to foster a lasting sense of social responsibility and community charity in participating businesses .


Thriive makes loans to entrepreneurs, which are then repaid with donations of job training and in-kind goods to other community members in need.

Women's Empowerment

The Women's Empowerment program seeks to advance the economic, social and cultural situation of women and girls in the developing world by supporting projects focused on leadership in education and entrepreneurial development.

Fields of Interest

  • Economic development
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Higher education
  • Human services
  • Physical therapy
  • Special population support
  • Women's services
International Interests
  • Cambodia
  • Central America
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Nicaragua
  • Rwanda
  • Tanzania
  • Vietnam
  • West Bank/Gaza (Palestinian Territories)
Population Groups
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Female adolescents
  • Female children and youth
  • Females
  • Low-income and poor people
  • People with disabilities
  • People with physical disabilities
  • Young adults

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $5,334,648 (market value)

Gifts received: $10,010

Expenditures: $629,053

Total giving: $412,492

Qualifying distributions: $583,880