The cost of a basic funeral is upward of $7,000. When death occurs, this cost may be crippling to those already financially burdened and in need.
Stat: National Funeral Directors Association reports the 2014 national median cost of an adult funeral with viewing and burial was $8,508. If cremated, $6,078. This does not reflect the increased cost for those of families in metropolitan areas.
Targeted to assist those in our underserved communities bury their loved one with dignity, HealGrief.org seeks a seed grant to pay up to $10,000 in funeral expenses after a loved one has died.
*All expenditures will be reviewed and approved by a select committee. **Funds will be disbursed directly to vendors officiating services, i.e., funeral homes, cemeteries, etc.