We help you quickly & easily start a nonprofit 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 nonprofit Memorial Fund, Memorial Scholarship, or Charitable Fund in full accordance with federal law and tax requirements. 

Money raised can be used toward whichever cause you are passionate about. This includes scholarships, grants, medical research, or helping families in need. You choose the cause. We do the rest.

How it Works

Build a Fund Worksheet

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

Choose a Website Template

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

Sign the Contract

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

For more information about starting a memorial fund or scholarship fund please review our startup guide.

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

Leaving a legacy, the easy way.

At CharitySmith, we understand that planning for the future encompasses more than just financial arrangements. It’s about ensuring that your legacy continues to make a difference in the lives of those you care about and the causes you hold dear. That’s why we’re excited to introduce our new service: Pre-Planned Memorial Funds and Scholarships.

Find Guidance & Legacy Planning Support

Your Legacy – Planning For a Lasting Impact

Planning for your legacy doesn’t have to be a daunting task. It can be a proactive and empowering process that ensures your values live on long after you’re gone.

End of Life Planning – A Comprehensive Guide

Engaging in end-of-life planning empowers you to take control of your future, ease the burden on your loved ones, and ensure your wishes are honored.

After Loss – Next Steps & Funeral Planning Checklist

This checklist offers a clear and organized approach to the steps that should be taken after the loss of a loved one as well as the funeral planning process.

This Month’s Memorial Fund Spotlight & Newsletter



The mission of Steps4Hope is nothing short of heroic. It is dedicated to honoring Jonathan’s life by uniting the community in a shared commitment: to raise awareness about the disease of addiction, to end the stigma that surrounds it, and ultimately, to save lives.

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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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