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About the Trust

The Selected Independent Funeral Homes' Educational Trust provides support to the entire independent funeral home profession. Although there are several publicly-held funeral corporations in existence, the overwhelming majority of funeral homes operating today continue to be independently owned and operated—many within the same family for generations. These firms spend countless hours each year serving the needs of families in their communities. But who is there to help them when they need it? It is our desire to be that source of assistance.

We are dedicated to funding the development and administration of scholarships, research initiatives, educational programs and other assitance offerings to promote life-long learning for all who work within and in support of independent funeral service.

The Educational Trust is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization as recognized by the IRS and as a corporation of the District of Columbia with its principle office in Deerfield, Illinois. The Trust is governed by a Board of Trustees. Administrative services are provided by the staff of Selected Independent Funeral Homes—a trade association representing selected independently owned and operated funeral homes. The Educational Trust was established by Selected Independent Funeral Homes in 1982, but membership in Selected is not required to obtain assistance or provide a donation.

To donate

To donate to the Educational Trust, please send your contribution of any amount to:

Selected Independent Funeral Homes' Educational Trust
500 Lake Cook Road, Suite 205
Deerfield, IL 60015

Or click the button below to make a donation online.

For additional information, please contact us at 1-888-70-TRUST or info@selectedtrust.org.

Click here to download our Case For the Trust Booklet.


Contributions to the Educational Trust are tax-deductible
to the fullest extent allowed by law.