The Dragonfly Project

A nonprofit organization

$2,893 raised by 41 donors

96% complete

$3,000 Goal

The Dragonfly Project: Bringing Hope to Those Who are Grieving

The Dragonfly Project is a registered 501 (c) (3) non-profit that sends condolence cards carrying a message of hope to people who are grieving. Our organization consists of volunteers who look up names in obituaries and help put together and mail packets out to people who are grieving; usually 3 to 6 months after the death has occurred. Each packet contains a condolence card, a copy of the dragonfly story printed on the inside cover and a dragonfly keychain.

Each year, thousands of dragonfly packets are sent throughout the United States and other countries to individuals who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Since we first formed in 2002, we have sent out over 159,500 dragonfly packets, each representing an individual who was touched by our mission. 


A small act of kindness to help a grieving family, following the death of their son, led to the creation of The Dragonfly Project in 2002.

When an 11-year old friend died from a brain tumor, Anne Marquardt Brooker and her mother sent his family a story about dragonflies and their significance in the cycle of life and death.  The story so moved the grieving family with its "message of hope" that it inspired Anne to create a nonprofit corporation that would reach out to others who were grieving the loss of a family member or friend.

   Learn more about how The Dragonfly Project makes a difference in this Fox 11 news story.

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Organization name

The Dragonfly Project

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Humanitarian Aid


PO BOX 19264
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55419-0264



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