Legacies and Bequests2023-09-07T13:09:49+10:00

Leaving a gift in your Will

How your bequest can last forever with Sydney Community Foundation.

Leave a Lasting Legacy with a Gift in Your Will
A gift in your Will to the Sydney Community Foundation allows you to make a lasting impact on the causes and issues you care about most. Your gift will be invested in our endowment fund and allocated to support the causes you choose in perpetuity. Or, as an alternative option, establish a lasting legacy with Sydney Community Foundation by creating a sub fund in your name or named for the cause you care about most.

Talk to Us to Learn More
Before making a bequest, it's important to seek the advice of a qualified solicitor or trustee. The Law Institute or Society in your state or territory can refer you to a solicitor. Remember to review your Will every few years to ensure it still reflects your wishes.

Different Ways to Make a Bequest to the Sydney Community Foundation:

• Leave the residue of your estate after specific bequests have been left to family and friends

• Leave a nominated portion or a fixed percentage of your estate to guard against inflation

• Leave a specific gift, such as property or shares

• Leave a ‘reversionary bequest’: allowing a surviving partner to benefit from your estate during their lifetime and then for the balance of the estate to be paid to Sydney Community
Foundation upon their death.

Updating or writing your Will?

Click to download the specific wording needed to leave a gift in your Will for your solicitor. 

If you would like to learn more about leaving a gift in your Will please contact Loredana Fyffe, CEO, Sydney Community Foundation to arrange a meeting by calling 02 8030 7050 or email loredana@sydcf.org.au

To register your interest in attending our next Gift in Wills information session contact call our team at 02 8030 7050 or email jodie@sydcf.org.au  

Create Your Free Will with Gathered Here

As a supporter of the Sydney Community Foundation, you can create your FREE Will with Gathered Here, Australia's most-trusted end-of-life services site, in under 15 minutes. While there is no obligation to pledge a gift to the Sydney Community Foundation, we would be honored to ensure the causes and places you care about most are looked after for generations to come.

Rosalind Strong AM, founder of The Maybanke Fund (a sub-fund of Sydney Community Foundation) awards scholarships annually to Indigenous students of Education. Rosalind and her husband Tony Strong, who both passed away in early 2023 have included a bequest in their Will that will be invested by the Sydney Community Foundation, will grow in perpetuity, and forever provide these important scholarships.