Doing what we can – with your help

In the shadow of child mortality, a dark and sorrowful issue that grimly entwines with poverty in the United States, few lanterns shine as brightly as The Frankie Fund. While progress has been made to curtail child mortality rates, the good fight continues, particularly in lower-income communities where children often exit life’s stage too hastily, leaving behind a trail of mournful hearts. Illuminating the way through these murky depths, The Frankie Fund bravely guides bereaved families of an underserved population towards a path of support and consolation.

The Deadly Dance of Child Mortality and Poverty

Peeling back the sinister layers linking child mortality and poverty is no easy feat, as the dance between the two is both intricate and alarming. Poverty’s sinister embrace exposes its residents, especially its youngest dwellers, to a Pandora’s box of health perils daily.

Scrutiny of these insidious threats reveals an unsettling reality: impoverished children overwhelmingly suffer from fatal diseases, malnutrition, and woefully inadequate healthcare. Prolonged deprivation of nutrition contents, for example, acts like a sledgehammer to a child’s growth, development, and immune system defenses, leaving them vulnerable to the ravages of illness.

The grueling affliction of poverty often bars access to regular medical checkups and life-saving treatments, causing numerous disadvantaged children to perish from entirely preventable conditions.

This bleak picture results in society’s resounding plea for aid – a call which The Frankie Fund has valiantly met.

The Frankie Fund: Easing the Heavy Hearts of Grieving Families

Born from the memory of a cherished child taken too soon, The Frankie Fund has sworn to lessen the gargantuan heartache that accompanies losing a child. Acknowledging that families should not be encumbered by daunting funeral expenses amidst their anguish, The Frankie Fund steps in as the financial knight in shining armor for funerals of children under the age of eighteen (though everyone is someone’s child and we will make exceptions in some cases).

With the conviction that every child is entitled to a dignified adieu, The Frankie Fund’s embrace is all-encompassing, offering support regardless of a child’s identity or the circumstances of their passing. This compassionate force weaves a comforting quilt of empathy, grace, and amour, enveloping the bereft in a moment of solace amidst overwhelming grief.

Enlisting Hearts: Supporting The Frankie Fund

The lifeblood of The Frankie Fund courses through the arteries of generosity and kindness from individuals and organizations. To continue their noble quest of sustaining families in the throes of mourning, The Frankie Fund graciously accepts donations of any sum.

No monetary gift is insignificant, as every cent spilled into the coffers of The Frankie Fund bears the potential to uplift lives. By forming an alliance with this benevolent organization, you supply not only vital financial respite but also become an irreplaceable avatar of compassion and unity.

To donate, visit the official website of The Frankie Fund
frankiefund.org or our donation page.

Joe henzi, founder of the henzi foundation


The entangled crises of child mortality and poverty leave swaths of devastation across the United States. Yet, amidst the wreckage, The Frankie Fund emerges as a tenderhearted guardian, championing the cause of grieving families by shouldering the fiscal burden of funeral expenses. No child should depart without dignity, and no family should teeter beneath crushing funeral fees.

Lend your patronage to hope and healing by donating to The Frankie Fund today, fortifying the support system for families as they grapple with the unutterable void of loss. Hand in hand, let us strive to infuse light into the lives of those cast into the shadows of child mortality, one compassionate act at a time.