The COVID-19 Crisis Response Fund

The Funeral Service Foundation has created a fund to respond to the COVID-19 situation. The COVID-19 Crisis Response Fund has two pillars of support: emergency assistance and grief support. Designed to be flexible, the fund will provide grants for immediate needs within funeral service including emergency response to significant loss of life; grants to organizations providing services and resources to families with unresolved and complicated grief due to loss during this crisis; and grants for other important needs as funeral service continues to serve families during this rapidly evolving crisis. Please note: The costs associated with burials, memorialization, cremations, etc. are not eligible for funding.


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Donations, made payable to the Funeral Service Foundation, may be mailed to:
FSF COVID-19 Crisis Response Fund
13625 Bishop’s Drive
Brookfield, WI 53005

THANK YOU to our Donors

William F. Aaron

Acton Funeral Home

James Adams

Linda L. Allan

Applied Lighting Solutions, Inc.

Bob Arrington

Ashton Funeral Home, Inc.

Baird Funeral Home

Lisa Baue

Joan Billman

James Bobcean

Charles T. Bowman

Busch Funeral & Crematory Services

Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, Inc.

Campbell & Thomas Funeral Home

Clearpoint Federal Bank & Trust

Delcamo Funeral Home

DISRUPT Media, Inc.

David Falconer

Teri Featheringill

Robert Finch

Daniel J. Ford

W. Scott Fowler

Michael W. Gardinier

Deana Gillespie

Glen Oaks Funeral Home & Cemetery

Guerra & Gutierrez Mortuaries

John Heald

Heath Funeral Chapel

Homesteaders Life Company

Robert G. Horn

William G. Hoy

Jones Funeral Home

I-Ting Lin

Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home, Maxine Mazur

Kaul Funeral Home

Jessica Koth

Krause Funeral Homes & Cremation Service

Brooke Krishok

Diana Duksa Kurz

Allyse Leitsch

Beatrice E. Lewanduski-Lecesse

Kevin Lyons

MacKinnon & Bowes, Ltd.

Madelyn, Co.

Kelly Manion

Hightower Family Funeral Homes

Matthews Aurora Funeral Solutions

McBride Funeral Service

McComb Family Foundation

Kim Medici Shelquist

The Memorial Classic

Kelly Milberger

Mitchell-Wiedefeld Funeral Home, Inc.

Shun Newbern, Metropolitan Mortuary

Susan & Maurice Newnam, III


Nie Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service

Nixon Consulting, Inc.

NOMIS Publications

O'Connell Family Funeral Homes

Wil Oldham

Papavero Funeral Home

Patton Funeral Home

Christine Pepper

Rader Funeral Home

Radney Funeral Home

Robinson Funeral Home

SFLIC, Selected | Superior Funeral and Life Insurance Company

Carol-Jo Shonka

Connie Cozzolino Smith

Speaks Chapels

Shari Stahl

Heather Stampfli

Melissa S. Sullivan

Summersett Funeral Home, Inc. & Crematory

Eric Tanzberger

Terrybear Urns and Memorials

Chris Trainor

Triune Specialty Trailers, in honor of Bob Vandenbergh

Village Funeral Home

Wappner Funeral Directors & Crematory

Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home

Mike Watkins

John & Barbara Wenig

Lee Wiensch

Deb Zauner

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We support funeral service in building meaningful relationships with the families and the communities it serves.


The Foundation’s vision is improved end-of-life experience for families and their loved ones.


The public recognizes and engages funeral service professionals’ expertise because it understands that meaningful memorialization is an essential part of the healing process.




The Funeral Service Foundation’s work is vitally important to our profession and I feel privileged to be a member of The Guardians Fund. From funding scholarships and initiatives, to underwriting professional development opportunities, the Foundation is impacting both current and future leaders in funeral service. I consider giving my support as doing my small part to perpetuate the profession.”

-Sheri Stahl
The Island Funeral Home & Crematory, Hilton Head Island, SC

Since 1945, the Funeral Service Foundation has served as the profession’s philanthropic voice. As the charitable arm of the National Funeral Directors Association since 1997, the Foundation receives operational support from NFDA and donors across the profession to help advance its mission to support funeral service in building meaningful relationships with the families and the communities it serves.

Total Giving $100,000+