Funeral Service Foundation

Funeral Service Foundation

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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.

To learn more about the Funeral Service Foundation, click HERE


Benefiting the entire profession and equally funded by both foundations, this initiative aims to recruit military veterans into all aspects of funeral service, from funeral directors and crematory operators, to cemetarians and the allied professions.

Join us on April 22 2021 for a first look at this exciting initiative aimed at recruiting military veterans into the funeral service profession!

Grieving Alone & Together: Responding to the loss of your loved one during the COVID-19 pandemic

A special thank you author Sara Murphy, PhD, CT and foreword author Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD for their commitment to serving those who are grieving the death of a loved one during the COVID-19 pandemic.

About the Guide

The Funeral Service Foundation funded this guide through the COVID-19 Crisis Response Fund, and created it in collaboration with the National Funeral Directors Association and

Available in English and Spanish, the guide addresses the challenges of grieving a loved one’s death during the COVID-19 pandemic, including the nature of grief; traumatic loss and its triggers; ambiguous losses; and the risk of disenfranchised grief. It also addresses the importance of talking to children about death and memorialization and the difficulties of being separated from a loved one at the time of their death. The guide offers guidance on how families can meaningfully celebrate the life of their loved one and discusses the importance of maintaining your health while grieving.

Order FREE Copies HERE

  • Offer to family members in the arrangement conference and to guests at private services
  • Mail to families that have recently experienced the death of a loved one, along with a personal note
  • Share with local hospices and hospitals, grief centers, religious institutions and other community outreach organizations
  • Download the embed code to share on your website and social media

Are you grieving the death of a loved one, or looking to support someone who has? Visit to order a single copy of the grief guide and access more resources specific to planning a funeral and beginning the grief journey.


Understanding the important role funerals and memorialization play in the lives of youth

The Funeral Service Foundation created this video in collaboration with funeral service professionals and grief and bereavement experts committed to helping families and caregivers understand the role funerals and memorialization play in the lives of the youth.

To learn more about Youth & Funerals and to request their E-Book & Video, click HERE

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