The Henzi Foundation
Frequently Asked Questions
The Henzi Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides financial assistance to families who have lost a child and need help with covering the final expenses. We work directly with the funeral home, cremation service or legacy service of your choice to ensure that your loved one receives a dignified and respectful farewell.
Question: How is the money paid? Or, to whom the money is paid?
The process of disbursing funds from The Frankie Fund is designed to ensure that financial support reaches the families in need efficiently and directly. When you generously contribute to The Frankie Fund, the money is channeled to assist families with their final expenses, such as funeral arrangements and cremation services.
We understand the importance of handling such funds with utmost care and transparency. Therefore, once a family is identified as needing assistance, we work closely with them when they select the funeral home, cremation service, or legacy service of their choice. The money is then directly paid to the chosen service provider, alleviating the financial burden during their difficult time.
By providing direct payments to the funeral homes or service providers, we aim to minimize any potential misuse of funds and ensure that the assistance goes directly towards the intended purpose of honoring and memorializing their lost loved ones.
Through this streamlined approach, The Frankie Fund strives to make a meaningful impact in the lives of grieving families, offering them support and relief during their journey of healing. Your contribution to The Frankie Fund not only helps ease the financial strain but also becomes a source of comfort and compassion, enabling families to focus on their healing process without worrying about financial hardships.
As we continue to carry out our mission of assisting families through this emotional and challenging time, we remain committed to transparency, accountability, and the shared goal of making a positive difference in the lives of those who have suffered the loss of a child. Together, with your support, we can provide the crucial help these families need and create a lasting impact on their healing journey.
Question: How do people find out about the fund?
Spreading the word about The Frankie Fund is crucial in reaching and helping families who may benefit from our support. There are several ways through which people can learn about the fund and get involved in our cause.
Word of Mouth: One of the most powerful ways to spread awareness about The Frankie Fund is through word of mouth. When you share your knowledge of our mission and the assistance we provide to families in need, you help create a network of compassionate individuals who can make a difference.
Funeral Homes and Churches: Funeral homes and churches play a significant role in connecting with grieving families during their time of loss. They can serve as an essential point of contact to inform families about The Frankie Fund’s availability and the support we offer.
Our Website: The Frankie Fund’s official website, FrankieFund.org, serves as a hub of information, resources, and success stories. By visiting our website, people can understand our mission, learn how to contribute, and access valuable updates on the families we’ve been able to assist.
Social Media: We leverage the power of social media to reach a broader audience and engage with compassionate individuals like you. By following The Frankie Fund on platforms like Facebook, you can stay informed about our latest initiatives, events, and ways to get involved.
Fundraising Events: Throughout the year, we organize various fundraising events that bring communities together in support of our cause. Participating in these events or helping to organize them is a fantastic way to connect with others who share a passion for making a positive impact.
Volunteer Outreach: Volunteers play a crucial role in raising awareness about The Frankie Fund in their local communities. If you’re passionate about our mission, consider becoming a volunteer ambassador and advocating for our cause.
Media and News Coverage: Media outlets often cover heartwarming stories of our assistance to families, raising awareness about The Frankie Fund and inspiring more people to contribute to our mission.
By combining these outreach efforts, we can amplify our message and extend our reach to those who may need our help the most. Together, let’s unite in compassion, awareness, and support for The Frankie Fund, ensuring that no family facing the loss of a child goes through it alone.
Question: Is my donation tax deductible?
Yes, your donation to The Frankie Fund is tax deductible.
The Henzi Foundation, the non-profit organization behind The Frankie Fund, has received acceptance from the IRS as a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization. This means that your generous contributions are eligible for tax deductions in accordance with IRS regulations.
When you make a donation to support our mission of assisting families in need during their time of loss, you not only provide crucial financial support to those facing the burden of funeral expenses but also gain the benefit of reducing your taxable income.
As you file your taxes, remember to keep a record of your donation to The Frankie Fund, as it will be an important supporting document for claiming your tax deduction. Your act of kindness not only helps grieving families find solace and support during their difficult journey but also allows you to make a positive impact while receiving a potential tax benefit.
We are deeply grateful for your compassionate contribution and dedication to helping us provide much-needed assistance to families in their time of need. Your support enables us to continue our mission and brings comfort to those facing the unimaginable loss of a child. Together, let us create a compassionate community that stands united in making a difference. Thank you for being a part of The Frankie Fund family.
Question: What is the Frankie Fund and what does it have to do with the Henzi Foundation?
The Frankie Fund is a compassionate initiative driven by The Henzi Foundation Inc., an incorporated non-profit organization with a powerful mission. The primary purpose of The Frankie Fund is to extend a helping hand to families who have suffered the heart-wrenching loss of a child and are grappling with the overwhelming burden of funeral or cremation expenses.
The Henzi Foundation, as the supporting entity, stands firmly behind The Frankie Fund’s mission, working tirelessly to make a positive impact on the lives of grieving families. As a registered 501(c)3 non-profit charity, The Henzi Foundation has gained acceptance from the IRS, affirming its status as a dedicated organization devoted to charitable endeavors.
The Frankie Fund is named after a cherished individual whose memory lives on through this benevolent initiative. Through 2021, The Henzi Foundation has pledged to focus on The Frankie Fund, ensuring that day-to-day expenses are covered and limited advertising is undertaken.
The mission of The Frankie Fund aligns seamlessly with the core values of The Henzi Foundation. By channeling resources and support towards assisting families who have recently lost a child, The Frankie Fund epitomizes the compassion and empathy that The Henzi Foundation seeks to foster within communities.
As we journey together with The Frankie Fund, our shared goal is to ease the financial burden faced by bereaved families during their time of profound loss. By providing direct financial assistance for funeral arrangements and cremation services, we hope to offer some solace and support during this incredibly difficult period.
The Henzi Foundation and The Frankie Fund extend their gratitude to the compassionate individuals who share our vision and generously contribute to our mission. Your support enables us to make a significant difference in the lives of those who need it most, and we stand united in our commitment to being a source of comfort, compassion, and hope for grieving families.
Together, with your help, we can continue to build a community that uplifts and supports one another, making the journey through grief a little more bearable for those who have lost a precious child. Thank you for being a part of our meaningful endeavor to make a positive impact and honor the memory of The Frankie Fund’s namesake.
Question: How do you keep people from taking advantage of the service?
At The Frankie Fund, our primary focus is to provide compassionate and direct financial assistance to families who have suffered the loss of a child and are burdened with funeral or cremation expenses. To ensure that the funds are used solely for their intended purpose, we have established a transparent and efficient payment system.
Instead of providing direct donations to families, we work closely with reputable funeral homes, cremation services, and legacy services. Upon identifying a family in need, we collaborate with these trusted partners to facilitate direct payments on their behalf. This approach ensures that the financial assistance goes directly to cover the funeral or cremation expenses, alleviating the financial strain during this difficult time.
We believe in the power of empathy and understanding during moments of grief and do not engage in means testing or inquire about the family’s financial situation. We recognize that this is a challenging and sensitive time, and our primary goal is to offer support without any additional burdens or paperwork for the family.
Our partnerships with funeral homes have proven to be effective in safeguarding against potential misuse or mismanagement of funds. These partners are invested in our mission and are dedicated to supporting families in need. They can also provide valuable insights if the bill should not be a concern for the family, ensuring that the funds are appropriately allocated.
Transparency is at the core of our operations. We keep our donors and supporters informed about how their contributions are utilized to provide meaningful support to grieving families. By focusing on direct payments through our network of trusted partners, we aim to create a seamless and efficient process that ensures the financial assistance reaches those who need it most.
At The Frankie Fund, we firmly believe that during moments of grief, families should find comfort in knowing that financial burdens are not an additional concern. Together with our compassionate donors and dedicated funeral home partners, we continue to make a meaningful impact and honor the memory of those we aim to support. Thank you for being part of our mission to bring comfort and solace to families during their time of loss.
Question: How do you decide who qualifies for the fund?
At The Frankie Fund, our approach to deciding who qualifies for financial assistance is rooted in compassion and empathy. Our primary goal is to provide support to families who have experienced the devastating loss of a child and are facing the burden of funeral or cremation expenses. We strive to make the process as straightforward and accessible as possible while ensuring that assistance reaches those who genuinely need it.
Our decision-making process involves the following key considerations:
Loss of a Child: Families must have experienced the loss of a child to be eligible for assistance from The Frankie Fund. This includes infants, children, and young adults who are 18 years old or younger.
Financial Hardship: We do not engage in means testing or inquire about the family’s financial situation. Instead, we rely on the assumption that the loss of a child brings with it immense emotional and financial challenges for the family.
Collaboration with Funeral Homes: To identify families in need, we collaborate closely with reputable funeral homes, cremation services, and legacy services. These partners are often in direct contact with grieving families and can inform us about those who may benefit from financial assistance.
Transparent and Direct Payments: Upon identifying a qualifying family, we work with our network of trusted funeral home partners to facilitate direct payments for funeral or cremation expenses. This ensures that the funds are used solely for their intended purpose.
No Discrimination: The Frankie Fund does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, religion, or any other factor. Our support is available to families regardless of their background or circumstances.
Availability of Funds: While we strive to assist as many families as possible, our ability to provide support depends on the availability of funds. As a non-profit organization, we rely on the generosity of our donors to carry out our mission.
Ongoing Evaluation: We continuously evaluate our process to ensure that assistance reaches those who need it most. Feedback from our network of funeral home partners and families plays a crucial role in refining our approach.
By adhering to these principles, we aim to make a positive impact on the lives of families experiencing profound loss. Our commitment to compassion and transparency drives us to provide meaningful support to those who are navigating the difficult journey of grief and healing. Together with our dedicated supporters, we strive to honor the memory of these precious children and provide comfort to their families during this challenging time.
Question: Do families have to pay it back?
No, families do not have to pay back any financial assistance received from The Frankie Fund. Our mission is rooted in compassion, and we understand that families facing the loss of a child are already experiencing immense emotional and financial challenges.
The financial support provided by The Frankie Fund is a gift, intended to alleviate the burden of funeral or cremation expenses during this difficult time. Families can use the funds to cover essential expenses associated with honoring and memorializing their lost loved ones without any obligation to repay.
While we do not expect families to pay back the assistance they receive, some families choose to pay it forward as a way of giving back to The Frankie Fund. This act of kindness enables them to help other families facing similar hardships in the future. However, such contributions are purely voluntary and not a requirement.
At The Frankie Fund, we are committed to offering meaningful support and solace to families during their journey of healing. By providing financial assistance without any expectation of repayment, we aim to ease the financial strain and allow families to focus on honoring the memory of their child and finding strength during this challenging time.
Our supporters and donors play a crucial role in making this possible, and we are deeply grateful for their compassion and generosity. Together, we stand united in our mission to provide comfort and support to grieving families, ensuring that no family goes through the loss of a child alone.
Question: How can I be sure where my money goes?
At The Frankie Fund, we prioritize transparency and accountability, and we understand the importance of knowing where your money goes when you contribute to our cause. We are committed to ensuring that your generous donations are utilized efficiently and effectively to assist families in need during their time of loss.
When you make a donation to The Frankie Fund, we use the funds to provide direct financial assistance to families facing funeral or cremation expenses. These funds are channeled through our network of trusted funeral homes, cremation services, and legacy services, ensuring that the assistance goes directly to cover the necessary expenses.
We regularly update our website and social media platforms with stories of the families we have supported. These updates include details about the specific assistance provided and how it has made a difference in the lives of grieving families. By sharing these success stories, we aim to show our donors the real impact of their contributions.
The Frankie Fund is committed to financial transparency. We provide regular financial reports and disclosures, detailing how donations are utilized and the expenses incurred. This information helps you understand how your contributions are making a positive impact.
We are always available to answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding your donation or the way we operate. Feel free to reach out to us via email or through our website, and we will be happy to provide any additional information you seek.
The Henzi Foundation, which oversees The Frankie Fund, is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit charity. This status provides third-party verification of our commitment to transparency and adherence to regulations governing charitable organizations.
We acknowledge the contributions of our donors and supporters on our website or through other means of recognition, expressing our gratitude for their generosity and showing how their support directly benefits families in need.
At The Frankie Fund, we value the trust you place in us when you make a donation. We strive to be transparent in our operations, ensuring that your compassion and kindness lead to tangible and meaningful support for families experiencing the loss of a child. Your continued support enables us to make a lasting impact, and we are deeply grateful for your commitment to our mission of compassion and comfort. Together, we create a community of support and hope for those who need it most.
Question: Do you pay for the whole funeral or cremation?
That is the ultimate goal. Right now, sometimes depending on available funds, just a sizeable donation would be the best we can do. Our goal is to help the neediest first, with your help we can certainly pay the complete and final expenses for a lost loved one. We have lofty goals, and a long way to go. But, we will get there – with our resolve and the support of our donors.
Question: What if the family has another fund set up?
Those funds could be and should be used.
Sometimes it isn’t enough or money comes from people after the final expenses have been paid. If the family collects enough to pay for the funeral expenses on their own, we wouldn’t get involved. But if they have money in their fund after everything is paid, that money is theirs to use however they need.
There will be expenses that they might not realize but are involved – food runs out, time off needs to be taken.
Sadly in these moments there are sometimes also mounting medical bills or unpaid obligations left behind by the child. we want to make sure every penny counts when a parent and family are suffering through this tragedy.
Question: What if my question isn’t answered and I want to learn more?