There are a multitude of charitable organizations providing gifts, services, and support to grieving families. Organizations listed here provide support at no cost, and operate on a national or international level. (There are a number of organizations that operate on a local level as well. If you are looking for local support, the social worker at your local hospital may be a good place to start.)
Have a suggestion for this list or need to update your listing? Please email [email protected]. This post was last updated on 22 October 2021.
Charitable organizations providing financial assistance to bereaved families
Angel Names Association
New York-based 501(c)3 charity providing financial assistance for end-of-life expenses. Angel Names also contributes to stillbirth research.
501(c)3 organization providing financial assistance in purchasing burial markers/urns up to the age of five.
Love, Jessica is a 501(c)3 charity helping families with medical bills and funeral expenses after miscarriage or stillbirth. They raise funds through donations and also ceramic heart pins for sale in their store.
Charitable organizations providing gifts and memorial items to bereaved families
4Luna’s Heart Inc.
Non-profit organization founded in honor of Luna who passed away from a rare congenital heart defect. They gift beautiful custom artwork to bereaved families and sell items to help support their efforts.
Born With Angel Wings
Born With Angel Wings is a 501c3 non profit organization that provides free burial garments to grieving families of infants who have died at birth.
Bridget’s Cradles is a 501(c)3 organization that provides hand-made knit and crocheted cradles to hospitals in all 50 states to offer to families whose babies were born into Heaven in the second trimester of pregnancy.
Cherished Gowns UK
Cherished Gowns is a registered charity, recycling wedding dresses into outfits for stillborn children. Outfits are provided throughout the United Kingdom.
The Comfort Cub
The Comfort Cub was founded to provide weighted teddy bears to those who have experienced loss. They donate bears to all bereaved parents, and offer bears for purchase to give as gifts. Cubs are free for all bereaved parents, but if you would like to purchase a cub for a friend, use the code “Adrian10” for a 10% discount.
Cuddle Teddy Bears
UK-based charity providing teddy bears to Midland families who have experienced the death of a child aged 13-30
A non-profit organization that provides handmade infant burial clothing for families that experience the loss of their baby during gestational weeks 16-25.
Judah’s Cloud was created in honor of Baby Judah, stillborn in 2017. The organization provides casting services and clothing packages for premature stillborn babies.
Molly Bears is a 501(c)3 organization that provides a custom weighted teddy bear to parents coping with the death of a baby from conception up to 12 months of age. They accept donations and also sell Molly Bears branded gear like T-Shirts and water bottles in their online store.
Project Bear is a 501(c)3 organization that donates teddy bears to anyone experiencing infertility or grieving the loss of a child within the United States. They accept donations and also sell jewelry, stuffed animals, cards, and other tokens in their online store.
501(c)3 charity providing keepsakes to parents who have lost a child between 4-40+ weeks gestation.
Charities and organizations providing services to bereaved families
The Angel Pics Project
Project offered by Hollywood FotoFix Digital Studios to retouch photos of stillborn children.
Avery’s Garden is a registered 501(c)3 charity, providing custom artwork to bereaved families. They sell coloring books and other items created with this artwork to support the eventual creation of a treehouse sanctuary for bereaved families to visit
Carson’s Village provides personalized support after the loss of a loved one, including helping families with arrangements, and even with what to say on social media.
Faith’s Lodge was founded in honor of Faith Ann Lacek, who was stillborn in 2000. The facility hosts discounted weekend retreats for bereaved families on a rotating schedule.
GriefPal is a free peer to peer support network for young adult grievers aged 18-35. It was created to connect people in the same age group who have been through a similar type of loss.
Grieving Parents Support Network
This is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting bereaved parents through resources, peer support, and books. They also sponsor the annual “May We All Heal” writing prompts each May.
Holden’s Milky Way
Holden Hausfeld was still stillborn in 2019. Holden’s parents Taylor and Ryan Hausfeld created Holden’s Milk Way to connect breast milk donors and recipients, and assist with the cost of pumping and transportation. They also sell t-shirts, stickers, and coolers in their store.
Jenn is a lactation specialist and mother to five, including her stillborn son Nolan. She offers free resources to assist bereaved mothers with pumping to donate after loss. She also facilitates the Facebook group, Bereavement Pumping – Pumping after the loss of a baby.
Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep
NILMDTS connects parents with professional photographers to provide free remembrance photography in the event of a terminal pregnancy or pregnancy loss.
Unsilence the Conversation
This program by Sunnybrook Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network will help you to un-announce your pregnancy, and also help to stop pregnancy-related advertisements on your computer.
Charities and organizations providing general support to bereaved families
Adalyn Rose Foundation
501(c)3 nonprofit providing care packages and support after the death of a child. They also offer an annual in-person and virtual “Empty Stroller” 5K.
A UK based non-profit organization founded by Helen and Gurjit Chhokar, in memory of their son Aidan Christopher, who sadly died when he was two days old. They provide memory boxes to hospitals in the UK as well as online support to anyone who has been affected by the loss of a baby or young child.
Providing support to families, caregivers, and professionals after the loss of a child. Babies remembered also publishes e-magazines and sells books.
Beyond Bea Charity
Beyond Bea is a UK-based registered charity raising awareness of baby loss and providing education to healthcare professionals. They also offer an online store with educational and support materials.
Calan’s Heart offers community and resources for parents who have experienced the loss of a child. They offer information, a FB group, and a space for guest posts for parents to share their stories.
Center for Loss in Multiple Birth (CLIMB), Inc.
International organization supporting families experiencing the loss of one or more children from a multiple pregnancy.
The Compassionate Friends
Resources and support after the loss of a child at any age. Offers books and brochures for sale. Hosts local support groups, and publishes an online magazine. Donations are tax-deductible.
Elf Army of Light
501(c)3 charity providing non-faith-based grief support and education for providers and support persons.
Ending a Wanted Pregnancy
“If you’ve received a severe prenatal diagnosis or maternal medical diagnosis and are faced with ending (or have already ended) your wanted pregnancy, Ending a Wanted Pregnancy offers free, nonjudgmental abortion grief support.”
Eve’s Victory is a Florida-based, registered 501(c)3 charity, providing care packages to support families after the loss of a child. They also sell cards, clothing, and jewelry to support their efforts.
Supports the pregnancy and infant loss community through support, education and remembrance. Hosts an annual remembrance walk.
Gathering Hope is a Texas-based, faith-based 501(c)3 organization supporting families after loss. They host an annual event in October, and share stories from bereaved families.
A Heartbreaking Choice
Support for those who have terminated a much wanted pregnancy.
Faith-based 501(c)3 charity supporting parents who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss. They also offer a blog and accept guest submissions.
HUG Podcast Network
Resources and support for families experiencing a congenital heart defect diagnosis.
I Was Supposed to Have a Baby
A non-profit organization that provides “a warm and nurturing space for those going through infertility, pregnancy loss, infant loss, surrogacy or adoption, in addition to making connections to resources in the Jewish community at large.” They offer virtual lectures and other online resources.
Liam Lives Foundation
Faith-based, Florida-based organization providing counseling and support to bereaved families.
Little Things and Co
Little Things is a UK-based charity offering practical and emotional support after the loss of a child. They provide baby clothing, support group meetings, a memorial garden, and literature.
The Lucky Anchor Project
The Lucky Anchor Project exists to provide resources for and a forum to share guest posts from bereaved families. They sell ornaments, clothing, and coffee cups in their Etsy shop, and use the proceeds to donate Comfort Cubs to hospitals, and also to donate to other charitable organizations.
The Mariposa Trust was founded by Zoe Coates-Clark to provide “services and support for anyone affected by baby loss at any stage of pregnancy, at birth or in infancy (whether recent or historic), infertility, pregnancy after loss, and more”. The charity is divided into 6 divisions: Saying Goodbye, supporting families after the loss of a child; Growing You, providing support for pregnancy after loss; Holding Hope, providing support for infertility; Waiting for You, supporting those awaiting adoption; Love in Every Tear, supporting those who support others; and So Cherished, supporting families after receipt of a terminal diagnosis.
A Memory Grows
Texas-based 501(c)3 charity offering support to families after loss and resources to hospitals, clinics, hospice groups, churches and other nonprofit organizations. They also host a periodic retreat for bereaved parents.
Mera’s Mission Incorporated
Registered 501(c)3 charity supporting parents after loss. They offer monthly online support groups and an annual luminary event in October.
M.E.N.D. (Mommies Enduring Neonatal Death) – Miscarriage, Stillbirth, and Infant Loss Support
Christian, non-profit organization supporting families after the loss of a child. MEND publishes a bimonthly magazine and hosts ceremonies and support groups.
501(c)3 organization providing C.A.R.E.S. [counseling, advocacy, research, education, and support] services to families experiencing the death of a child.
Missing GRACE Foundation
Minnesota-based charity offering resources and support for bereaved families nation-wide. They also sponsor events and offer education for medical professionals.
Community and resources for women after pregnancy and infant loss. Offers informational posts, a podcast, and a private support community, as well as a place for guest posting.
Nechama Comfort supports families of all backgrounds who have suffered pregnancy loss or infant loss. They offer counseling, support groups, guidance for clergy and medical personnel, and Jewish burial support.
No Foot Too Small
No Foot Too Small is a 501(c)3 charity supporting families who have lost children. They host virtual and in-person events, and also raise funds to build bereavement suites for families experiencing stillbirth. They also offer a shop with branded gear.
Pink Elephants Support Network
Pink Elephants is an Australian-based registered non-profit providing resources, information and peer-support for anyone impacted by early pregnancy loss.
Pregnancy After Loss Support
501(c)(3) non-profit supporting families during pregnancy after loss. PALS hosts multiple Facebook groups and offers an online magazine.
Project Sweet Peas
501(c)3 organization providing care packages, events, peer-to-peer support, financial aid, and educational materials in support of NICU families and after the loss of a child.
Rett’s Roost provides “a sanctuary for families impacted by childhood cancer and child loss, cultivating a community of empathetic and therapeutic support to help ease the stress of trauma, isolation, and grief.” They offer virtual and in-person retreats and also share information and resources on their site.
Return to Zero: H.O.P.E
Return to Zero: HOPE is a non-profit organization providing a “community of bereaved families and their health providers who are transforming the culture of pregnancy and infant loss through awareness, education, and support.” They offer online support groups, retreats, and resources for parents, friends, and medical providers.
Rock Goodbye Angel
Rock Goodbye Angel, Inc. (RGA) is a community based 501(C) 3 nonprofit organization that offers a support network, grief education and pastoral counseling to grieving parents of pregnancy loss and early infant loss.
Rowan Tree Foundation
Colorado-based 501(c)3 nonprofit providing resources and support after the loss of a child. Hosts two annual events.
Scared SIDless supports bereaved families after the loss of a child at any age, with a special focus on siblings. Camp Cullin is an annual retreat for siblings of loss and their families. Scared SIDless sells art, books, and jewelry in their shop.
Share Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support
Share provides resources for families after pregnancy loss or infant loss. They also offer events and an online magazine.
Sisters in Loss
Sisters in Loss is an Online Support Community, Podcast, and Healing Collective for Black Women to Replace Silence with Storytelling around Pregnancy and Infant Loss and Infertility. They offer doula training, resources, and a podcast.
Still Birth Day
Still Birth Day provides an abundance of information on every stage of loss. They also host stories, and offer a discounted course for bereavement doulas.
Still Loved sends cards to honor deceased children on their birthday, and also raises funds to donate Cuddle Cots to hospitals. They also offer a FB group. Still Loved is currently pending status as a non-profit organization.
Sufficient Grace Ministries
A Christian ministry that offers perinatal hospice support for families receiving a life-limiting diagnosis in pregnancy and emergent support for those who experience the loss of a baby in any gestation.
The Sweet Pea Project
The Sweet Pea Project is a Pennsylvania-based 501(c)3 charity offering support to bereaved families after the loss of a child. Support includes donation of books and blankets, and events for bereaved families.
Founded in honor of Mercy Elizabeth, Team Mercy is a Texas-based 501c3 non-profit foundation providing connections to resources for families facing the death of a child. They provide grief packages, activity grants, and other resources for bereaved siblings.
The TEARS Foundation
501(c)3 non-profit organization which seeks to compassionately assist bereaved families whose child has died.
Teddy’s Wish is UK-based charity supporting families after the loss of a child. They offer counseling and events for bereaved families and also raise money to support research aimed at reducing baby loss.
TFMR Mamas; Mamas to Angel Babies
Created by TMFR mama Emma Belle, TFMR Mamas is a UK-registered charity that offers resources and support to help other TFMR parents feel less alone. Offers support groups and a private hub for registered members only.
Tiny Hearts Remembered
Tiny Hearts Remembered is a 501(c)3 charity providing support to families after pregnancy and infant loss. They offer online support and a private FB group, as well as an online shop.
Charities and organizations offering general bereavement support; not specific to child loss
Charlie’s Guys is organized for children 18 years and younger across the United States who have lost a sibling or loved one in any way. They offer care packages, and therapy stipends for children who have lost a loved one.
Cruse Bereavement Care
Offers general bereavement support for bereaved people in England, Wales, and North Ireland. The offer information and training as well as a chat and support line.
The Dougy Center
The Dougy Center provides grief support in a safe place where children, teens, young adults, and their families can share their experiences before and after a death. They also offer training for those interested in supporting children through grief, as well as support groups for various life events.
Resources and support for life after loss. Grief Toolbox also offers shareable graphics, a support group locator, and a store selling mementos, books, and DVDs.
Learning About Grief
Provides peer to peer support and resources for anyone experiencing grief.
National Alliance for Grieving Children
“The National Alliance for Children’s Grief (NACG) is a nonprofit organization that raises awareness about the needs of children and teens who are grieving a death and provides education and resources for anyone who supports them.” They offer resources, support, and education.
Charities and organizations working to prevent stillbirth and infant loss, and to support parents in high-risk pregnancy
Grief B Strep Support
UK-based registered charity working to eradicate Group B Strep infection in babies.
Fetal Health Foundation
501(c)(3) non-profit charity that provides factual medical information on fetal syndromes, and support to families after diagnosis and after loss.
Connecticut-based 501(c)3 charity working to end SIDS and sleep-related deaths and to provide support after loss.
Friends of Serenity
Registered charity providing information about Trisomy 13 and supporting families after loss.
International Birth Defects Information System (I.B.I.S.)
Information to support parents during pre-pregnancy planning and during pregnancy.
International Stillbirth Alliance
ISA’s mission is “to raise awareness and promote global collaboration for the prevention of stillbirth and newborn death and provision of appropriate respectful care for all those affected.” They offer resources for prevention and after loss, and offer ways for bereaved families to share their stories.
Mama Academy; The Safer Pregnancy Charity
Mama Academy is a UK-based registered charity providing information about stillbirth prevention and advocating for legislative change.
March of Dimes
March of Dimes supports research and provides resources for families of NICU babies.
Florida-based organization providing information for prenatal education, provider education, and support to research into preventing preeclampsia.
Pregnancy Loss and Infant Death Alliance (PLIDA)
PLIDA provides education, advocacy, and networking for health professionals and parent advocates. Their goals is to formal network and a unified international presence to increase awareness and education focused on the emotional experiences and needs of bereaved families.
PUSH for Empowered Pregnancy
PUSH is a 501(c)3 charity dedicated to preventing stillbirth. They offer information and events and advocate for legislative change.
RESOLVE – The National Infertility Association
RESOLVE is a 501(c)3, national patient advocacy organization. They provide education and support for infertility across a broad spectrum of categories.
SANDS Stillbirth & Neonatal Death Charity
UK-based SANDS provides bereavement support and also advocates for better research into pregnancy and stillbirth prevention.
Sidelines – High Risk Pregnancy Support
Support for parents experiencing a high-risk pregnancy.
New York-based organization supporting families experiencing a diagnosis of Trisomy 13 or 18. SOFT supports families in all decisions made after diagnosis. SOFT also provides resources for medical professionals and support after loss.
Star Legacy Foundation
Minnesota-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to reducing pregnancy loss and neonatal death and improving care for families who experience such tragedies. Star Legacy partners with several organizations to support research and provide resources during pregnancy and after loss.
Tiny Tickers works to improve the early detection and diagnosis of heart defects in babies.
Tommy’s funds “research into miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth, and provide pregnancy health information to parents.” Tommy’s offers a pregnancy hub for expecting families, and advocates for stillbirth prevention.
Trisomy 18 Foundation
Virginia-based 501(C)3 nonprofit providing resources and support for families experiencing a Trisomy 18 pregnancy, as well as education, research and advocacy for prevention.
The Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome Foundation
Ohio-based, faith-based organization providing resources and support during pregnancy and after loss.