The Funeral Consumers Alliance of the Finger Lakes, Inc. (FCAFL) is an all-volunteer, nonprofit, service organization that provides the public with unbiased information about funeral planning, practices, and costs.  The Alliance, based in Ithaca, serves the Southern Finger Lakes Region of New York State.

Do you prefer funeral arrangements that are simple, dignified and reasonably priced? Do you believe it is sensible to make funeral plans in advance and put them in writing? Planning now for your funeral can assure that you have the final arrangements you want and spare loved ones the anxiety of making those decisions at a difficult time.

Explore the Resources section to learn about body disposition choices, funeral home costs, financing options, your legal rights and more. Consider supporting our work through your donation .

You are welcome to contact us for information about funeral or death-care issues or problems.


Price Survey

We survey funeral prices in our service area at 2-year intervals. The 2019 Survey is now online. We limited the 2019 survey to Tompkins County, however, you can still view the 2017 survey which included Tompkins County and parts of eight surrounding counties in the southern Finger Lakes region and adjacent Southern Tier.



Our fall newsletter is online for your reading pleasure. Explore some of our past newsletters while you’re there.