Kalani Foundation 501(c)(3) - 1/27/2020

Expenses to Families


Cremation/Burial Expenses

Cremation expenses are $,1500

Burial Expenses range from $7,000-$40,000

Scene Clean Up

Clean up of the scene is not covered by insurance and is an expense to the family directly. 

This cost ranges from $1,000 - $6,000. 

Grief Counseling

Grief counseling is not covered by most insurances and costs the family $40-$100 each session. 

If only 1 family member goes once per week each month that is $160-$400 per month. 

Lost Wages

Many family members (parents/spouses) cannot return to work for 2 weeks to 6 months. Some that return to work end up getting fired, due to poor performance, or attendance, due to coping with grief. 

If the loss was a spouse, that income is lost as well.


It is common for families to lose their homes, or come very close to it, due to lost wages or losing employment. If the loss was a spouse, this impact is even more devastating, as a whole income is lost in an instant.