A Registered 501(c)3 Public Charity

The Zacharius Memorial Fund

Created in loving memory, of Zachary (Zacharius) R Smith, a beautiful man, now weightless and free, forever in our hearts.

The Zacharius Memorial fund was established to continue the legacy of Zach’s limitless, inspirational spirit and imagination. He lived and loved generously, demonstrating a brilliant mind and truly humble nature. He spent his life crafting and sharing his unique visions and philosophy through his artistic accomplishments, mystical poetry, musical collaborations and indefatigable explorations.
The mission of The Zacharius Memorial Fund is to support at risk and under-served youth through awarding scholarships, supporting worthy community-based art and music organizations, and individual gifts of art supplies and musical instruments to aspiring, creative, underserved individuals.
Zacharius was transcendental artist, profound creator and unifying force to all who had the privilege of knowing him. Zach was compelled from his inner depth of being to generate art, poetry and music. He expressed a level of multi-dimensionalistic thought in drawings, paintings, clay and metal and word smithing that were surreal and evocative. Equivalent to his compulsion to create was his desire to inspire others to do the same. For self-exploration, for journeys of transcendental discovery, for therapy or simply for fun.
Zacharius inspired, amazed and united people of all walks of life. He was a kindred spirit and the cosmic brother of Artists, Musicians, Writers, Scholars, Academics, Spiritualists and Tradesman, alike. He influenced countless persons with his indisputable creative joy and, very often, he changed lives. He found the most delight in sharing his talents and motivating young, often disadvantaged, people to follow and heal their hearts and to find expression through visual art and music.


Through the Zacharius Memorial fund and the generosity of Zach’s family friends and world community we are dedicated to keeping his spirit and memory alive by providing support to young people who will benefit in their development, help them to overcome trauma, abuse and poverty, and achieve their greatest potential through their creative endeavors.
Your generous gift of any amount is greatly appreciated.

Fund Administrators

  • Rebekah Congdon


CharitySmith accepts donations in two ways:

By Mail:
Zacharius Memorial Fund
CharitySmith Nonprofit Foundation
13100 Filly Lane
Truckee, CA 96161

Use credit card by clicking the Donate Now button above.


The above Memorial Fund is established as a division of Charitysmith Nonprofit Foundation (EIN 87-0636433). All donations are tax deductible in accordance with federal tax law. Receipts for tax purposes are sent via US Mail within two weeks of donation. Please consider asking if your employer participates in a gift-matching program. If so, your donation may be matched by your employer.

For questions regarding your donation or this memorial fund please contact CharitySmith.

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