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Schuler Family Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-02-01

At A Glance

Schuler Family Foundation

28161 N. Keith Dr.

Lake Forest, IL United States 60045-4528


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2013-12-31)

Assets: $150,154,388

Total giving: $848,860






Established in 1997 in IL

Purpose and Activities

The foundation sponsors a scholarship program to motivate and change behavior of high potential students to strive towards a goal of graduating from college, recognizing that even high potential students are vulnerable to outside influences during high school and college years. Schuler Scholars are Illinois students selected at the end of the freshman year in high school. They are offered a 4 year college scholarship provided they maintain the requirements of the Scholar program for their remaining 3 years of high school and 4 years of college. Each student will have a team of advisors, including her/his parents to help him or her navigate through high school and college. At Highland Park and Maine East high schools, applications will be accepted from 8th grade students only; at Waukegan High School, applications will be accepted from Freshman only; at Round Lake and Warren Township high schools, applications will be accepted from both 8th grade and Freshman students.

Program Area(s)

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

Grants to Individuals Program

Scholarships of $5,000 per year for four years are offered to IL students for college education.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Child welfare
  • Health
  • Higher education
  • Human services
  • Women's services

Financial Data

Year ended 2013-12-31

Assets: $150,154,388 (market value)

Gifts received: $10,443,419

Expenditures: $5,442,969

Total giving: $848,860

Qualifying distributions: $4,906,253

Giving activities include:

$2,050 for 4 grants (high: $1,000; low: $50)

$846,810 for grants to individuals

$846,960 for foundation-administered programs