Founded in 1889, New York State Funeral Directors Association Inc. is among the oldest associations of funeral directors in the United States. Headquartered in Albany, New York, NYSFDA represents more than 950 funeral homes across New York State. Membership is open to any funeral firm and its owners and employees who are licensed by the State of New York to offer funeral services.  Our member funeral directors are compassionate experts – all adhering to an enforceable Code of Ethics. 

NYSFDA provides professional services and educational programming designed to empower, inspire, and elevate the state’s funeral services industry and its professionals. Learn more about our member benefits.  Learn more about our member benefits. 

Mission. Vision. Values.

Our Mission: To empower, inspire and elevate funeral directors.

Our Vision: A world where funerals matter.

Our Values: Integrity. Excellence. Commitment.

How We Are Governed

NYSFDA is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of licensed funeral directors from small and large firms around the state who are industry leaders.

They are typically outstanding practitioners of funeral directing who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the mission and goals of the Association. According to their level of interest and activity, our members also have the opportunity to serve on the standing committees that make up the organizational structure of the Association. These committees include Budget & Finance, Constitution and By-laws, Disaster, and Government Affairs. NYSFDA also works closely with local funeral directors associations located in every region of New York State.