Better Together, a nonprofit dedicated to families and children, received a $130,000 grant from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation. This funding will support the organization in its efforts to meet the growing needs of families and children throughout Southwest Florida.
Better Together is made up of two programs – Better Families and Better Jobs – that help parents who are going through a hard time to keep their kids out of foster care, find work and address the root causes of their struggle so that they can reunite as a family with the tools and support system to thrive. To date, Better Together has served over 9,000 children and kept 98% of families served through hostings and mentorship together, while helping nearly 39,000 job seekers across 22 states find employment.
“We are beyond thankful to the Richard. M. Schulze Family Foundation for believing in our mission and supporting our organization each year,” said Megan Rose, CEO of Better Together. “The Foundation’s dedication to helping families and children in our local community is unwavering, and this grant will allow us to keep more families together.”
Created in 2004 by Best Buy Founder Dick Schulze, the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation awards grants to nonprofits with a focus on human and social services, education and health and medicine. The Foundation was the first foundation to ever award a grant to Better Together, presenting the organization with $50,000 in 2016. The Foundation has awarded a grant to the nonprofit every year since, contributing a total of $905,000 in funding to date.
To learn more about Better Together and its mission, visit BetterTogetherUS.org.