The Sudden Unexplained Death In Childhood (SUDC) Foundation is tasked with providing a centralized resource for information, support and advocacy. It serves families and professionals affected by the tragedy of SUDC, and promotes awareness of SUDC in communities.

Sudden unexplained death in childhood (SUDC) is the sudden and unexpected death of a child twelve months and older, which remains unexplained after a thorough case investigation is conducted. SUDC is a category of death whose underlying cause(s) elude our understanding today.

Today, The SUDC Foundation provides:

  • Bereavement services to families affected by SUDC throughout the U.S. and in 14 countries abroad.
  • A centralized resource for information, support and advocacy and has created the first and only worldwide database for SUDC.
  • The source of critical funding for SUDC research. This important research would not exist today or continue without the dedication of The SUDC Foundation.

Donations will go toward The SUDC Foundation's mission of supporting grieving families and funding crucial medical research so that no new families will have to endure the pain of losing a child.


The SUDC Foundation is a registered, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. For more information visit The SUDC Foundation on the web!