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Our Philosophy

Through our grantmaking process, the Funeral Service Foundation supports initiatives of national scope that 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.

Grant applications are accepted year-round, and eligible applications are reviewed quarterly by the Foundation’s Grants Committee.

Please note: The costs associated with burials, memorialization, cremations, 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