Partners in Caring

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Everything we do is in support of people – our associates, the families we serve, and the people who live in the communities where we operate. One of the many ways we are uniquely positioned to fulfill that commitment is through the SCI Foundation, our Company's nonprofit charitable giving arm. Through partnerships with organizations such as the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), the National Alliance for Children's Grief (NACG) and Donate Life America, we're able to make a difference in the communities where our associates live and work.


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Honoring those who serve is one of our Company’s steadfast missions. TAPS provides comfort, care and resources to all those grieving a military or veteran loss. Their programming includes educational seminars, grief camps for children and teens, grief support groups, peer mentorships and more. Through our partnership with TAPS, we can support individuals who have experienced a military or veteran loss, and the veteran community.

National Alliance for Children's Grief

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Comforting those who grieve is a shared purpose of SCI and the National Alliance for Children's Grief, which provides resources and education for professional and family caregivers that support grieving children and teens. Their extensive network of member organizations provides opportunities for our funeral homes to better support the families we serve.

Donate Life America

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We are a proud partner of Donate Life America and are committed to raising awareness of the life-saving gifts of organ and tissue donation. Through our partnership we provide Service Excellence to families of organ, eye and tissue donors, as well as resources to support them through the grieving process. We are also able to build Enduring Relationships with the community and make a direct impact by advocating for individuals to register as an organ, eye and tissue donor.

United Way

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At our home offices in Houston and New Orleans, we are long-time supporters and champions of the United Ways of Greater Houston and Southeast Louisiana. We believe supporting United Way is the best way to reach numerous organizations dedicated to strengthening the local community. Through associate donations and the Company’s dollar-for-dollar match, we were proud to contribute over $1 million for the ninth year in a row in 2023.

SCI United Way 2023

Houston Home Office associates volunteer at United Way of Greater Houston’s AAMA Bright Beginnings Center.

Local Volunteerism

Serving the communities where we work is a natural extension of our caregiving culture. From participating in 5K runs to donation drives to volunteering at local churches, our teams continuously find ways to become involved in local community events. For some, it’s an opportunity to be creative and serve those around them. For others, it's a development opportunity to lead local events.

Four SCI volunteers prepare to serve dinner.

Charitable Giving

In 2020, we established a charitable giving strategy that aligns with our core values and business strategy, and with the causes that our associates care about the most. As part of the new strategy, giving through the SCI Foundation is guided by three mission statements that support our signature causes:

  • Honoring Those Who Serve: We are dedicated to supporting and honoring U.S. veterans.
  • Comforting Those Who Grieve: We are determined to ensure no one grieves alone.
  • Celebrating the Significance of Life: We are committed to raising awareness of the lifesaving gifts of organ, eye and tissue donation.

Download SCI’s Charitable Giving Strategy & Guidelines.

Our Giving at a Glance

Partners in Caring - Charitable Giving graphic 2023

Download SCI’s Historical Charitable Giving

Corporate Philanthropy Award

In 2023, we were honored to be recognized for our service to the community by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Houston Chapter, who awarded SCI with a Corporate Philanthropy Award for the Large Corporation category.