GriefNet is a fully self-supporting, non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization. We are run by the bereaved, for the bereaved. We request $5/month/group for membership in our support groups. Those who donate more support those who cannot afford even this small amount.

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If you have any questions or concerns about how to use PayPal, email Cendra Lynn for help. (PayPal may may be a bit confusing the first time you use it).

** PayPal is available to those in the United States and the following countries:

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If you do not live in any of these countries, please donate by check. Thank you!


Donation Policy:
GriefNet is totally self-supporting, relying on donations from ourselves, the bereaved. We "pass the hat" by requesting $5/month/group from ourselves (a charitable donation for tax purposes). Those who cannot afford to donate the requested amount are subsidized by those who generously donate more.

Income from our bookstore has become an important factor in the support of GriefNet's services, frequently insuring continuation of those services when contributions from group users are inadequate. Although we have never yet made a profit, if we were to, all profits would all go back into the organization, as required by our by-laws.

We are not sponsored by a university, organization, or coporation, and no one underwrites us. We do not depend on grants or outside donations because it has been our experience over the years that potentially interested large donors were in the funeral or insurance industries and wanted to co-opt us. We do not rely on on-line advertising, though we do receive some supporting income from our bookstore and other products we recommend from time to time. Expenses:
An online charitable organization the size of GriefNet has many behind-the-scenes expenses. They include computers, software, line access charges, computers, electricity, software, phone, computers, office supplies, software, computers, administration, accounting, computers.


We also depend a great deal on our staff of amazing volunteers, most of whom are grievers who have come to GriefNet for help and comfort during their own grieving process, and stayed. We deeply appreciate their time and dedication. If you would like to volunteer with us, please write to Cendra Lynn at

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