The Henzi Foundation

We Can Help Grieving Families, Together.

I went to wake up my son Frankie for work only to find that he would never go to work ever again.

What an awful morning. Followed by so many horrible days. There are no words to describe the whirlwind of emotions I went through.

I barely remember most of those first weeks but I do remember how much the funeral was going to cost and thinking “I’ll never be able to pay for this.” What an empty feeling. What would happen if I couldn’t come up with the money?

Everyone deserves a decent send off.

What an impossible choice to make. Luckily for me, I was raised to believe that you should carry life insurance for your kids but it wasn’t nearly enough.

Because of the generosity of friends, family and strangers, I was able to cover it – but not everyone is so lucky. Not everyone has insurance or a bank account large enough to pay for such a hefty and unexpected expense.

That’s why we started this fund. I had helped others quietly over the years, because I understood – the little that I could donate was only a drop in the bucket. I could only do a little alone.“

Together We Can Do So Much More!

Rachel Henzi, Treasurer of The Henzi Foundation

In 2022 we gave out more than $4,000!


Together, we can help – we can alleviate the financial burden of such a loss. That’s why we started The Frankie Fund

Why We Need Your Support

1 in 6 children live in poverty – they are the poorest age group in America.

Some financial “experts” don’t even recommend carrying life insurance on your children.

Life insurance policies for children are not a sound investment for your child – so many people don’t buy a policy in favor of saving for their child’s college expenses.


Funerals Expenses are Rising

From all causes of death in America, a child dies every hour and the clock doesn’t stop ticking.

Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2022 Statistics

About Us

Our Mission& Vision

To aid in providing financial relief to families or caregivers of children to assist with the final expenses due to an unexpected loss.

We aim to provide this relief regardless of the child’s race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or cause of death. All funds paid out would be directly to those providing the service such as funeral homes, obituary and legacy services, etc.

For more information please see our FAQ, or feel free to write us.

We are a corporate nonprofit entity, registered in the State of Ohio on 1/5/21.

The Henzi Foundation is a 501(c)3 charity, effective 1/8/2021 as determined by the IRS.

This means all donations to The Henzi Foundation are tax deductible.

Funeral Costs

What We Cover

The cost of dying in America is just like living in it – expensive.

In fact, for most middle and lower income households a funeral can mean also a great financial loss. Worse yet, these are the most at-risk groups to face such a loss in America.

Get our report below on the potential blow losing a family member might have on those who are unprepared. 

Sample Costs

See below for a list of some of the most expensive parts of laying someone to rest

Casket or urn

A metal casket can cost $2,500

Burial Vault

This enclosure can cost $1,500


$750 to $800

Funeral Services

$2,000 to $2,500


$200 to $1,000 depending on hearse

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