The Order of the Good Death is proud to provide grants to individuals who are working to further death education, initiatives, and/or advocacy. The goal is to provide funding and support for a wide range of inspiring and innovative projects and initiatives that are working to create more equitable, innovative, and compassionate experiences around death through education, community care or mutual aid, art, events, technology, and/or advocacy.
The Henrietta Duterte Endowment Fund was created by The Order in partnership with the Community College of Baltimore County to provide funding for Black women to study Mortuary Science.
The fund is named for the first female funeral home owner in the United States, who used the success of her funeral home to lobby for the abolition of slavery and reformation of the funeral industry. It is our hope that this scholarship fund will honor Ms. Duterte’s legacy through creating opportunities for Black women to pursue careers in the funeral industry.
Financial Support of Other Non-Profits & Advocates
As part of The Order’s mission to make a good death accessible to all we have developed fundraising programs and provided substantial financial support to other nonprofits addressing urgent death related issues within their communities.