Originally founded in 1957 by the Southern California Cooperative League in an effort to combat the exploitation of consumers who faced the responsibility of making funeral arrangements without adequate information and while under the stress of grief and the pressure of time. Later, the name was changed to Los Angeles Funeral Society, and then later to Funeral Consumers Alliance of Los Angeles (FCALA).
FCALA is a nonprofit, nonsectarian organization working to protect the consumer’s right to choose a meaningful, dignified, and affordable funeral. We seek to reach this goal through unbiased education, outreach, group presentations, local price surveys, and member benefits.
The FCALA is not a business, it does not sell insurance or pre-paid burial plans, nor does it provide contributions for funerals. While it is not our intent to discourage the services of other local providers, FCALA works to secure discounted prices at local, long-trusted establishments, many below what non-members pay.
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People from all walks of life have joined FCALA and for a variety of reasons. Some want to minimize funeral costs, others want to know how to take more control of their funeral arrangements, and still, others want to keep abreast of how the funeral industry is changing in ways that can affect consumers.
Please note that portions of your membership application provide advanced instructions about how you would like your funeral to be conducted. By making these plans now, you may avoid causing family members undue stress of deciding “how you would have liked things done.“ By putting your wishes in writing (1) your family members will be aware of what arrangements you desire, and (2) you are truly giving them a loving gift by sparing them the hardship and potential arguments as to who knows what's best.
Ready to Join?
To join, Click Here to download your application. It's as easy as 1-2-3.
Step 1: Download an application and fully provide all the requested information.
Step 2: Make a $50 donation per person.
TWO WAYS TO SEND A DONATION TO COVER YOUR MEMBERSHIP
Option 1: Click here to donate/pay via a credit card using PayPal.
Option 2: Mail us a check or money order.
If you choose to donate by check, please make your check payable to "FCALA" and Memo "FCALA Membership."
The donation amount per person is $50. Please send your financial support by mail to us at:
FCA of Los Angeles
P.O. Box 122
Cressey, CA 95312
Your membership is active when your application and payment have been processed.
Remember, by completing the application and instruction sheet (“Section 2: Instructions for Funeral Arrangements—Type of Service”), you have ensured that the important decisions have been made in advance, thereby relieving your loved ones from being forced to make difficult decisions at a very emotional and stressful time.
Your thoughtful and caring contributions and/or donations to the FCALA are always welcome and appreciated as 100% of all contributions go toward providing helpful information to consumers who otherwise may overspend and/or be taken advantage of if not aware of their rights and governing laws.
Still have questions? You have options.
Call us at (213) 222-6440 and leave us a message if you aren't able to answer your call. One of our volunteers will return your call as soon as possible.
If you prefer to contact us by email, the bottom section of all of our webpages has a form that you can complete and send to us. One of our volunteers will reach out to you.
For more information, click here to go to our Resources page.
We look forward to being of service to you and your family.