Financial Assistance

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, and there are TEARS Centers for Child Loss as well in Washington state and New Jersey.

Emma’s Footprints (Pennsylvania)

“We provide financial assistance to families in their time of need, to help ease the financial strain this unthinkable loss can place on them. Our assistance programs help with funeral and memorialization costs, as well as burial and cremation expenses.

Emma’s Footprints understands the importance of taking care of yourself after a loss. We provide both financial assistance and referral services for professional counseling. If you are in need of counseling, we want to help you find the right therapist for you.

Please contact us via email to submit for assistance.

*At this time, Emma’s can only accept inquiries for financial assistance from families in the Northwest Pennsylvania region. It is our hope that as Emma’s grows, we can provide assistance to more areas in the near future.”

Donate to Emma’s Footprints here.

The following resources were collated by the Return to Zero: H.O.P.E. organization and can be found in their additional resources here.

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

“The Fletch Foundation strives to provide financial assistance for medical bills that families receive after miscarriage or stillbirth. When you fill out the application form, it will be sent to our client relations team for review. You will receive a response from that team within 5-7 business days from your application. A few important notes:

  • We can only pay outstanding hospital bills, after insurance has been applied.
  • We require that your itemized, full bill from the hospital or clinic be included with your application.
  • We can only serve families in the United States.

For additional information, please visit our application page.”

You can find them on Facebook, Instagram, and you can donate to help support the work they do here.

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.”