Welcome to the Schultz Foundation!
 

The Schultz Foundation facilitates positive change by ensuring that counselors and organizations are equipped to handle the emotional and social needs facing families and individuals across Illinois.  Critical funding for groundbreaking work is provided for research to advance, develop, and enhance viable treatment options for vulnerable populations to improve mental health and emotional wellness.

Through the annual grant awards, the Schultz Foundation empowers counseling professionals with needed resources to enrich the lives of those they touch.  Counselors provide guidance and direction to those who struggle with emotional distress and trauma.  


The Foundation promotes innovative projects and programs, along with professional development, research, and mentoring for counseling professionals, organizations, and counseling graduate students. Improving lives and enhancing the counseling profession is the heart of the Schultz Foundation.

Communities
Trauma
Families
Children
Veterans

Supporting. . . 

  • Children, Adolescents, Adults, and Families

  • School Counseling

  • Suicide Prevention

  • Human Trafficking

  • Victims of Trauma

  • Veterans

  • Autism

  • LGBTQ

  • Community Needs

News & Updates 

Grant Opportunities

Job Interview

Merlin W. Schultz

Professional Development Grant

Up to $1,000 for individuals and up to $1,500 for groups. See application for details. 

Apply for this Grant Today!

Legal Research and Writing

Melanie E. Rawlins

Research Grant

Up to $1,000 for individuals. 
See
application for details. 

Apply for this Grant Today!

Day School Teacher

Toni R. Tollerud

School Counselor Grant

Up to $1,000 for individuals. See application for details. 

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Robert J. Nejedlo

Social Emphasis Grant

Provides funding for larger projects. See application for details. 

Apply for this Grant Today!

Thankful Giving 

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WE GET IT!

 

Social distancing is hard ... dealing with it is even harder!! 

 

This year we need your help more than ever. Please make a gift to improve mental health resources.

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WE GET IT!

 

Social distancing is hard ... dealing with it is even harder!! 

 

Now more than ever we need your support.  Please give generously to advance mental health resources.

Giving and Sharing Resources

YOUR DONATION CAN MAKE A MEANINGFUL IMPACT ON IMPROVING LIVES

The Schultz Foundation for Advancing Counseling promotes innovative projects and programs to enhance counseling services.

We support vital research and professional development for counseling professionals, organizations, agencies, and school counselors to meet the social and emotional needs of vulnerable populations.

These opportunities are realized through annual grants empowering counselors as they enrich the lives of those they touch and the communities they serve. 

DONATE TODAY!

INTELLECTUAL SHARING AND DONATIONS

If you would like to support the Foundation or make an in-kind donation please let us know. 

In-kind donations include sharing space in which to offer workshops, networking opportunities, or venues to provide access for counseling programs. We welcome submissions of articles and speakers for community engagements. 

 

Intellectual gifts include volunteering a special skill or talent to help the Foundation expand services and/or programs. These gifts may include hosting a workshop, fundraising activities, or web page expansion to meet goals. 

 

We appreciate the opportunity to connect with other counselors and/or organizations as we work together to enhance counseling. 

Empowering Professionals. . . Enriching Lives

Contact Us
Schultz Foundation for Advancing Counseling

28 Shorewood Drive | Macomb, IL 61455
309.306.1193 | info@advancingcounseling.org 

 

 

In January 2017 the Secretary of State approved the Illinois Counseling Association Foundation's request to conduct business as the
Schultz Foundation for Advancing Counseling.

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