Crescent Cove Awarded $25,000 Grant by the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation  

Support for care and services needed by childrenfacing shortened life expectancy

Minneapolis (June 20th, 2016) — Crescent Cove, a non-profit whose mission is to support children who face a shortened life expectancy and their families, today announced that they graciously received a $25,000 grant from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation.  The grant will help Crescent Cove provide the special services needed by families facing one of life’s most difficult journeys, even as the non-profit raises funds to build the Midwest’s first residential hospice and respite center specifically for young people.

“The gift from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation provides the means to reach our goal of supporting 100 families throughout 2016,” said Katie Lindenfelser, Founder of Crescent Cove. “It enables us to begin to meet needs that families have prior to delivering it from our own children’s hospice and respite care home.”

“Members of the Schulze family have a first-hand understanding of the challenges families endure while battling a life-limiting disease,” said Mark Dienhart, Foundation president and chief executive officer.  “The Foundation is pleased to support Crescent Cove’s important work.”

The grant will enable Crescent Cove to help families cover the costs for services such as massage therapy, healing touch, reflexology, music therapy, spiritual care, counseling and creative arts, as well as respite time at retreat centers with other families facing similar challenges.  Each year thousands of Minnesota children and their families lack access to resources focused on physical, spiritual and emotional support that can be of most benefit during these difficult times.

About Crescent Cove

Twin-Cities-based Crescent Cove offers child- and family-focused respite and end-of-life care to children with a shortened life expectancy. It is currently raising funds to build the Midwest’s first hospice care and respite center for these children and their families.  Meanwhile, it is providing support to help connect children and families in need with community services that can support them.

About the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation

The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation creates grant partnerships with organizations that can generate transformational results in education, human services and health.

Contact:   Kathryn Lindenfelser, Founder, Crescent Cove, 952-426-4711,