Financial Assistance (Michigan)

The State of Michigan provides financial burial support based on eligibility to Michigan residents facing funeral, burial, or cremation costs they cannot afford. The body of the deceased must be physically in Michigan and an application for these funds must be made no later than 10 business days after a burial, cremation, or tissue donation takes place. More details on this program and the needed applications are available online. While this may not cover all the expenses, it can ease the financial pressure many families encounter.

Hayden’s Helping Hands 

Provides financial assistance for families who have delivered a stillborn baby by paying up to $1,000 in delivery bills. They are able to support families in the United States. Apply here.

TEARS Foundation

Provides financial and emotional support services for grieving families after a loss. Fill out an application form online and someone from the foundation will reach out to you within 48 hours. They provide funeral cost coverage and a host of online support groups in various states, including Michigan.

Angel Names Association 

“Financial assistance for autopsy, funeral, cemetery, monument expenses, and counseling services for families of stillborn children in all 50 states; funding for stillbirth research.”

The Colette Louise Tisdahl Foundation 

“Provides financial assistance to families in crisis due to high-risk and complicated pregnancies, premature birth and NICU stays, and loss.”

The Fletcher Foundation

“Specializes in paying hospital bills from miscarriage or stillbirth.”

Friends of Mattie 

“Gives grants to families who have experienced financial strain due to the loss of a child.”

Kelly Ryan Foundation 

“Provides financial assistance for burial costs.”