Donate (at no cost to you)
If you log into your Amazon account through their "Smile" portal (smile.amazon.com), whenever you make purchases Amazon donates .5% of what you spend to the non-profit of your choice (at no cost to you!).
You can even set your account to always log in through "Smile" whenever you type Amazon.com
Volunteer (to become an official volunteer we ask that you FIRST complete your own funeral plans & share them with your next-of-kin)
Tell your church, class or club that FCA gives formal presentations.
Recommend our website to Hospice, Social workers and College Professors.
Ask your local hospital administrators what their protocol is for release of the dead and send us a copy of it.
Conduct a survey of prices and rules of cemeteries in whatever section of the state you like.
Write your County Commissioners and Health department director to ask that data entry fees for Dispositioners at your local health department be prorated to "actual time spent".
Start a Home Funeral Committee in your community.
Plan to perform a Do-it-yourself funeral for the next death in the family.
Join our email list (or facebook page) to keep up with Utah funeral consumer news and calls to action.
File a complaint if you have been taken advantage of, manipulated or lied to by a funeral or cemetery provider (after direct negotiations have proven fruitless).
Assist with an investigation of Intermountain Donor Service's (IDS) in relation to reimbursement of mortuaries who appear to be charging families for extra care of donor bodies. IDS pays for any costs of donating an organ, including any additional body prep resulting from donation of organs. So don't let a funeral home charge you for that!
Ask your local hospital to refer survivors to our website.
Become a Member
Make Your Dollars Count.
ZERO, NADA, NONE, not one penny of the monies donated to the Funeral Consumers Alliance of Utah go toward paying for cushy offices with fancy furniture occupied by high-salaried employees. FCA of Utah is completely run by committed volunteers who want to protect & promote our rights through unbiased education, outreach, group presentations, local price surveys and member benefits.
#1 Any Amount
FCA of UT welcomes any amount someone is willing to donate to support our efforts to serve the community through our website, meetings, and events.
#2 Lifetime Membership
With a one-time, suggested donation of $25, you will receive all the benefits of being a FCA of UT member as well as knowing you've made a difference.
#3 Monthly or Yearly Contributor
The Monthly/yearly Contributor of $25 or more will enjoy all the benefits of being a FCA of UT member as well as knowing that your ongoing contributions will help provide more opportunities for our community through more people exercising all their rights.
FCA's growth and transformation is made possible through the support of the philanthropic community. These efforts have paved the way for this organization to become the outstanding educational, consumer advocate organization it is today.
We are proud to be the light-bearer of funeral liberty for area residents.
J O I N U S
Thank you for your interest in supporting FCA of UT through its Any Amount, Lifetime Membership, and Monthly Contributor opportunities. If you have any questions or would like to discuss any of the giving opportunities, please contact us at 801-368-5884 or via email at FCAofUT@gmail.com
Here is our Paypal link
You may instead donate directly to the National FCA Headquarters at: www.funerals.org/donate. which is also 501(c)(3) non-profit, just like us. National FCA, with its 1 full time and 1 part time employees, provides essential education, advocacy to consumers and support to affiliates nationwide. For a donation of $50 or more to them, FCA of Utah will consider you a local member as well (just text or email a copy of your receipt).
How We Use Donations
Donations from members go to fulfilling the mission of FCA of Utah which is protecting consumer rights and publishing the knowledge of how to exercise those rights.
This means donations cover the costs of a website, publicity, mailing & dues. Totaling only about $300/year. How is that for running a tight ship!
FCA of Utah supports the National FCA through yearly dues. Yearly dues are not required of individuals to maintain Utah membership.
We do appreciate and feel encouraged by voluntary ongoing donations.
Thank you for Donating!
($25 or more and you are a member!)
"I've been a member of FCA since the 1960's. It is one of the greatest organizations this country has. I am so grateful for your reliable dedication."
-AZ member, calling to help a Utah relative
"I will be forever grateful for your help. When I am on my feet again I will donate. Everyone should know about what you do."
- UT widower, after receiving assistance over the phone
Your Membership Supports
Pre-planning and at-need help
Mortuary Prices Comparison of funeral dealerships throughout Utah
Information on alternatives to pre-paying
Information about simple and do-it-yourself funeral & burial options
Free phone help for anyone (members and those who aren't members yet)
News via Facebook posts
A statewide volunteer action network
Availability in the future
Transferable membership to other FCA affiliates nationwide