Major grant award helps to continue to spur Spare Key’s capacity to serve children with critical illness or serious injury with housing grants for families
(Minneapolis) Spare Key, www.sparekey.org, announced today that the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation has awarded it a $75,000 matching grant to support the organizations mission of serving children with critical illness or serious injury.
“This significant gift from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation comes at a critical time for Spare Key,” said Erich Mische, Spare Key Executive Director. “Since 2012 our organization has expanded its capacity to serve families throughout a four-state region. This grant will allow us to continue to grow our mission within the foundation area of focus in Minnesota at a time when we are receiving a dramatically higher number of requests for assistance than ever before in our organization’s history.”
Since 1997 Spare Key has served more than 2,800 critically ill or seriously injured children and their families by making housing grants on their behalf while they recover in the hospital. By the end of 2015 the total dollar amount of housing grants will exceed $3 million.
“Today, we say “yes” to more families than ever before because of the generosity of organizations such as the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation,” said Mische. “But, we say “no” to more than we want to and this matching grant helps us to meet the needs of more families at a time when we are receiving more grant requests than we can fulfill.”