Investing in people and programs
to strengthen funeral service
lift up grieving communities
Enriching Funeral Service
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. We work to empower those called to our profession through scholarships and grants and offer meaningful resources designed to support compassionate and purposeful funeral service throughout the United States and the world.
Scholarships for Funeral Service Students & Professionals
Our donors recognize the importance of education and professional development in building successful and fulfilling careers in funeral service. Through their generous contributions, we have established transformative academic and professional scholarships and opportunities to nurture well-rounded, thoughtful, and innovative funeral service professionals. Whether you’re just starting out, you’ve heard the call as a second profession, or you’re looking to grow, the Foundation has scholarship opportunities to help you thrive.
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The Foundation is proud to work with gifted and passionate funeral service professionals and other organizations to create resources specially designed to meet the unique needs of our calling. We are honored to equip funeral service professionals, both new and experienced, with tools and resources to help provide compassionate care, to build meaningful community relationships, and to maintain a healthy and fulfilling professional life.
Through our unique grantmaking process, the Funeral Service Foundation supports non-profit initiatives of national scope that aim to strengthen the funeral service profession, create greater public awareness of the role of funeral service in society, and support grieving communities and organizations working in the end-of-life care continuum.
Empower Funeral Service Professionals
The Foundation is honored to receive gifts of every size from donors across our profession. Whether monetary gifts made in the memory of a cherished colleague, contributions from recycling proceeds, major donations, or monthly contributions, every dollar makes an impact. Each year, hundreds of donors support the Foundation’s work to strengthen funeral service and lift up grieving communities through one of our many donation opportunities.
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Every gift the Foundation receives directly supports our mission of investing in people and programs to strengthen funeral service and lift up grieving communities.