Many cities and towns provide a limited amount of financial assistance to families who cannot afford the total cost of a cremation or funeral service through their welfare departments. However, the financial assistance provided may not cover the least expensive service.
The foundation was formed, in part, to meet that need. You can help provide a dignified farewell for New Hampshire or Vermont residents in a few ways:
A check can be sent to:
Phaneuf Family Foundation
243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104
A donation can be made online:
Use the form at the right to make a secure donation online.
You can also stop into any of our locations with a check, or we can take your credit card information in person or over the phone, (603) 625-5778.
A one-time or ongoing donation will be gratefully accepted. As a NH 501 (c) 3 organization, your donation is tax-deductible.
The foundation, as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, will be able to accept those tax-deductible funds.
We will offer an online giving portal via this website in the near future.
At the funeral home, we have had some customers who asked to donate any remaining funds that were not used as part of a service that was pre-paid, rather than going through probate for a refund. The foundation, as a non-profit, will be able to accept those funds.
We have also been asked by former customers who received financial assistance with a funeral or cremation if they can make a donation toward another’s service, and via the foundation, we will also be able to accept those donations.
The Phaneuf Family Foundation also supports local hospice and caregiving organizations, as well as provides scholarships for those studying to become funeral directors.