Start a nonprofit memorial fund in three simple steps.
You do the good, we do the paperwork.
We believe the creation of a memorial fund is a beautiful way to honor a loved-one. Our goal is to build the lasting memorial endeavor you envision as quickly and easily as possible.
How It Works
We manage all administrative duties of starting a nonprofit organization:
Designing/creating the website, creating scholarship & fundraising material/forms, filing tax returns, issuing receipts to donors, accounting, issuing distribution checks, etc.
We have transparent accounting, provide monthly reports and real-time donation updates. Additionally, we advise on charitable giving and help plan fund goals. In short, we do the paperwork.
Fund Administrator’s Role
As the founder of the memorial fund for your loved one, you and those you wish to invite to serve with you, will become Fund Administrators. As such, the opportunity to perform fundraisers, assign scholarships, and coordinate the functions of the memorial fund will be yours.
Get started by completing the Design Your Fund Worksheet.
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.
CharitySmith was such a help to us when we wanted to set up a scholarship fund in honor of my sister who had just passed away. People were eager to donate and we needed something done quickly. The fund was set up within a week of contacting CharitySmith and the website was ready to take donations – it was that simple.
“CharitySmith has made it so easy for us to focus on what’s important to honor Emily and not having to worry about the website, financials and taxes. Thank you so much! We are so appreciative of everything CharitySmith has done to support our many years of success! What an amazing service you offer to those grieving the loss of a loved one!”
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