Online Donations

Saying good-bye to a loved one is never easy. Final expenses can take a toll on finances, especially if the death is very sudden or unexpected. According to the National Funeral Directors Association the average cost of a funeral is $8,700. Funeral Fund can help bridge the gap of funeral costs.

Funeral Fund ( a new way to help cover final expenses. A family may choose to set up a Funeral Fund campaign to raise money to help cover the cost of a funeral service, medical bills, or to help establish a memorial of scholarship fund in the deceased's name. It is up to the family to decide what the money raised goes toward.

Funeral Fund makes it easy to raise money. First, create a campaign page. This page tells a brief story about your loved one. A picture of the deceased must be included in order for the campaign to be complete. Then, tell your loved one's story. Let people know exactly what the money raised will go towards, such as funeral services, memorial services, or memorial donations. Specify who/what the memorial donations will benefit. Set the amount you need to raise. The organizer (person creating the campaign) must have a valid PayPal or WePay account linked to their bank account to transfer funds. The campaign will be approved within 24 hours. Campaigns remain active for 14 days. After 14 days the campaign automatically closes and is archived on the website.

Once the campaign is approved you can begin to spread the word about the campaign. Use whatever means to get the word out: Facebook, Twitter, email, text, Pinterest, About.Me. The site is a social site and uses all forms of social media, making it easy for you to use.

It is easy to make a donation on Those looking to make a donation can browse campaigns by: recommended, most activity, mostly funded, ending soon, and most successful. There are also filters: men, women, and children. Once you find the campaign you are looking for, click on it and look for the button that says donate. Donors must have a valid credit or debit card and must make a $5 minimum donation. The funds go immediately to the organizer's account.

The site has a reliable email support system that is available to answer questions, many within 24 hours. Let help.