Journey to Serve
We teamed up with our friends at the ICCFA Educational Foundation to bring you “Journey to Serve,” aimed at recruiting military veterans into careers throughout the funeral service profession.
Fueling Careers in Funeral Service
From academic scholarships to multiple professional development opportunities, we’re here to support your career every step of the way.
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FREE Self-Care Handbook
The tips, guidance, quizzes and journaling prompts in this free handbook help funeral service professionals manage stress, learn the importance of self-care and uncover a deep sense of self-understanding.
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FREE COVID-19-Focused Grief Resource
Order free copies of “Grieving Alone & Together: Responding to the loss of your loved one during the COVID-19 pandemic” to share with your families an communities. Available in English and Spanish. Simply pay shipping.
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FREE Youth-Focused Community Resource
Order FREE copies of “Youth & Funerals: The importance of memorialization in the lives of youth” to help grieving families and communities create healthy, healing memorialization experiences involving children. Available in English and Spanish. Simply pay shipping.
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Thanks to our generous donors, we have awarded nearly $500,0000 in urgently needed funding in the areas of volunteer relief, PPE procurement, grief resources, and grants to grief support organizations.
Learn more about our COVID-19 Response.
Three Generations of Impact
The Funeral Service Foundation has served as the funeral service profession’s philanthropic voice since 1945. We’ve supported three generations of funeral service professionals because our donors understand that a gift to the Foundation is a gift to the future of funeral service.
Strengthening Funeral Service and Lifting Up Grieving Communities
Mission-aligned, US-based 501(c)3 organizations are eligible to apply for funding for projects that strengthen funeral service and lift up grieving communities. Projects must be of national scope and significance.
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Reach Out Within Your Community
Costs associated with burials, cremation, memorialization, etc. are not eligible for funding. If you are seeking assistance with financial arrangements to pay for a funeral, we recommend that you reach out to a local funeral service professional to discuss your options for creating a meaningful and dignified tribute within your budget. You may also want to consider connecting with local community organizations and municipalities for possible funding assistance. The Red Cross can also the help you navigate available resources and assist with finding financial support in the midst of your grief. Connect with them by calling toll-free at 833-492-0094
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Thank You, Donors!
THANK YOU to our donors who make our important work possible.
Since 1945, the Funeral Service Foundation has served as the philanthropic voice of the funeral profession and has identified as the charitable arm of the National Funeral Directors Association since 1997. Donors and volunteer leaders profession-wide support the Foundation in its mission of investing in people and programs to strengthen funeral service and lift up grieving communities.