An Introduction to Giving and Philanthropy
Leave a Legacy
Suffolk Community Foundation has the privilege of managing 112 funds, 72 of which are endowment funds, that have been created in partnership with donors and, in many cases, with the support of the professionals who advise them.
With a combined current value of £20.8m the majority have been created as ‘Living Legacies’ with donors sharing first-hand the positive impact that their funding achieves.
Make a lasting difference in Suffolk
If you have benefited from an inheritance, or you are thinking about what legacy you will leave either now or when you are gone, we’re
here to help.
Death and dying are difficult subjects to discuss, but using your legacy to its best effect is one area of our expertise.
You may ask the Foundation to allocate your gift to one of our existing funds. Alternatively, you may decide to create a named fund to support your own particular charitable interests as well as ensure your name lives on in the future.
If you wish, this option enables your family to have input on how the funds are distributed.
Charitable gifts are exempt from inheritance tax and could help reduce the total amount of tax paid on your estate. Anyone leaving at least 10% of their estate in their will to charity benefits from an effective reduction in inheritance tax from 40% to 36%. As an accredited Community Foundation, legacies
made to Suffolk Community Foundation qualify as charitable donations.
Whether you are looking to begin working on your charitable legacy during your lifetime, leave a charity legacy in your will or in memory of a loved one, a donation made today will continue to make a positive difference to local lives for many generations to come.
Please consider donating today – or read more below about the different ways you can create a fund and/or give.
Create an individual fund
A charitable fund in the name of your family
Create a business/corporate fund
A charitable fund in the name of your company
Leave a legacy
A legacy to Suffolk Community Foundation can specifically name causes you want to support…
There are many ways in which you can support Suffolk by giving to one of our many…
Working in partnership with professional advisors has directly benefited some of the…
Tax efficient giving
Individuals and companies can obtain tax relief on charitable donations: cash, shares, land…
Philanthropy is usually a word we associate with the world of adults and rich people…
Transfer an existing trust or foundation
We can take on existing charitable trusts or foundations…
Get in touch
We’d be happy to have a confidential discussion with you or your client at a time and place that suits you. This is a great opportunity to ask any questions and for us to learn about your possible gifting intentions and passions.
Please email or call Henry Tapp to arrange this.
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