Leave a legacy for Suffolk

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.

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 to talk about, but using your legacy to its best effect is one area of our expertise.

You may choose to 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 particular charitable interests as well as ensure your name lives on in the future. If you wish, this option enables your family to have an input on how the funds are distributed.

Tax benefits

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 a charitable donation.

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.

emmaus drawing group

Please 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 us E. [email protected]  or T. 01473 944732