First Candle

Can you imagine a world where a new mom or dad doesn’t have to fear the unexpected death of their little one?
Can you imagine a world where every parent and caregiver knows the healthy practices that the best doctors and researchers recommend for safe pregnancies and healthy babies.

At First Candle, that’s the world we imagine and it’s the world we strive for.

Join us to make that world a reality.

How to Help


Memorial Events and Funds

Start a fund or host an event as a legacy to remember your angel.


First Birthday Parties

Pledge your baby’s first birthday party to raise funds for First Candle to help other babies reach their first birthday.


Buy from Our Store

Hospitals, nurseries, and daycares can purchase First Candle safe sleep products for the babies they care for.

First Candle is a leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to safe pregnancies and the survival of babies through the first years of life. Current priorities are to eliminate Stillbirth, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths (SUID) with programs of research, education and advocacy. We also provide compassionate grief support to all those affected by the death of a baby through a dedicated crisis hotline at 800.221.7437.

Find out more



Find out more about Stillbirth, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths (SUID). It’s the knowledge that can save lives!



Every day, First Candle donors raise money to fund research around the causes and prevention of Stillbirth, SIDS, and SUIDS. If you are a health and human service professional providing pregnancy or infant death risk reduction services or grief support to families, this is your gateway to support. Here you will find information on initiatives being conducted at the local, state, regional and national levels, as well as educational and training materials to assist in your efforts.



First Candle partners with companies and foundations dedicated to the fight against SIDS and to the safety of babies around the world. Find out more about our current corporate donors and the programs we have created with them to reduce SIDS.

If your company isn’t working with us yet, find out how First Candle can create a tailored program that matches your company with a specific life-saving project. Together, we can promote healthy habits with new parents, educate caregivers, and save baby’s lives!