Crescent Cove receives $25,000 grant from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation


Crescent Cove Awarded $25,000 Grant by Schulze Family Foundation

Support for care and services needed by children facing shortened life expectancy

Minneapolis (July 2, 2015) — Crescent Cove, a non-profit whose mission is to support children who face a shortened life expectancy and their families, today announced 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 a tremendous boost to our ability to connect families with services and ease the challenges they face,” said Bob Tift, president of Crescent Cove. “It enables us to begin to meet the need for care before we are able to deliver it from our own dedicated children’s hospice and respite care home.”

“Members of the Schulze family have faced cancer and Type 1 diabetes, so they 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 very pleased to support Crescent Cove’s vision and approach.”

The grant will enable Crescent Cove to help families cover the costs of such services as massage therapy, healing touch, reflexology, music therapy, spiritual care and creative arts, as well as respite time at retreat centers with other families facing similar challenges.

Currently, none of Minnesota’s 82 licensed or certified hospice programs specialize in pediatric hospice care. Each year thousands of Minnesota children and their families lack the specialized physical, spiritual and emotional services that can be of most benefit at end of-life.

Crescent Cove is raising $10 million to build a hospice and respite care center in the Twin Cities area and to cover the first two years of operational expenses. The building will provide space designed specifically for the needs of children facing shortened life spans for medical care and comfort therapies, such as massage and music therapy, as well as emotional and spiritual support.

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 $10 million in 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. Children’s hospice and respite care homes around the world are primarily funded by community philanthropy. Crescent Cove is a non-profit 501(c)(3). For info, please visit

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,


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