A Registered 501(c)3 Public Charity

We help you quickly & easily start a memorial fund.

Your loved one made a difference. Their Legacy will too.

Finding CharitySmith was a gift for me. After a personal tragedy, they made it easy for me to start a foundation to honor my son. Amazing work!

Pam Moules

Administrator, Jonathan Moules, Steps4Hope Foundation

Start a memorial fund

CharitySmith allows you to create a Memorial Fund, Memorial Scholarship, or Charitable Fund in full accordance with federal law and tax requirements. Money raised can be used toward scholarships and grants, medical research, or donated to families in need. You decide.

How it Works

1. Build a Fund Worksheet

Complete the worksheet as step-one to get started. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

2. Start up Guide & To Do List

Pick your website URL, send over pictures and pick a website template.

3. Sign the Contract

Sign our simple and straight-forward contract and pay the fee.

You do the Good, We do the Paperwork

What We Do

• Set up a nonprofit memorial fund in less than 4 days

• Create & administer a memorial webpage 

• Advise on charitable giving & fund goals 

• Process donations & provide receipts for tax deductions

• Issue award grants and scholarships 

• Transparent accounting & supervised banking 

All You Have To Do

Complete the Build a Fund Worksheet

• Sign our simple and straightforward contract

• Choose a website URL & website template

• Pay a flat fee to get started

Good Lives, Well Remembered

For almost 30 years, CharitySmith has been helping people successfully create and administer memorial funds in full accordance with federal law and tax requirements.

With over one million dollars distributed annually in scholarships, grants, medical research and help for families in need, the legacies those memorial funds honor live on.

Join us, and keep the love alive with a CharitySmith Memorial Fund.

Why CharitySmith?

Understanding your options – There are many online services that allow you to create a memorial in honor of your loved one. As a 501(c)3 public charity, CharitySmith stands apart. Setting up a fund through CharitySmith gives you all of the benefits of creating your own nonprofit.  We do the administrative work, allowing you to get started immediately, and not worry about or be delayed state and federal regulations.

Good to know – When organizing a fund through a crowd funding site, funeral service, or bank it is not a charity and as a founder your are responsible to pay taxes on any money raised. Contact us to learn more.

Every Step of The Way


We are here to support you every step of the way. Our team of compassionate administrators is always available to provide guidance, share ideas, and lend our expertise to ensure the success of your memorial fund.

Rachel Ward Rohlen

Rachel Ward Rohlen

Executive Director

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