Financial Assistance

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

“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.”

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 Washington State and Oregon.” 

Kelly Ryan Foundation 

“Provides financial assistance for burial costs.”