Tears Foundation

Assistance Offered By TEARS

If you have found this site because you have just lost a child, our hearts go out to you.

Emotional Support Programs

The TEARS Foundation offers free support groups for bereaved families who have experienced the death of their baby. We also have trained "Peer Companions" available to talk over the phone or meet with you. To be connected with a Peer Companion contact our office at 253-200-0944, office@thetearsfoundation.org. To find a listing of support groups in your area, please click here.

Funeral Assistance Programs

The TEARS Foundation pays for current infant funeral expenses and unexpected child funeral expenses. We are not able to help with expenses over 30 days old. You may select the funeral home of your choosing and we will work with them to become an Approved Provider. To see a list of current approved providers, click here. 

Infant Funeral Services (20 weeks gestation to one year)

The family resides in or baby died in Alaska, Arizona (call for fund availability), Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois (call for fund availability), Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada (call for fund availability), New Jersey, New York (call for fund availability), North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina or Washington State.  

For application, click here                                                  

Charlie & Braden Project  (1 year - 12 years)

Funeral assistance for sudden loss of a child.

The family resides in or child has died in Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Washington State, and Wyoming.

For application, click here                                     

Jesse's Grant Marker Program (20 weeks gestation - 1 year)

We are accepting applications in the following states: Alaska, Georgia, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, South Carolina or Washington State and it has been over 6 months since baby's passing. 

For application, click here.

Cribs for Kids (newborn - 4 mos)

Providing Graco Pack n Play cribs and safe sleep materials to low income families to help reduce sleep related deaths. For more information, click here.

Application, click here.                             


Thank you all so much. This means the world to me. I miss my son very much and wanted everything to be perfect for him and his short cherished life. The marker you gave me is the most perfect thing he could've gotten.

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