Legacies and Bequests2023-01-23T09:02:35+01:00

Leaving a gift in your Will

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.

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.

You can choose to allocate your bequest to one of our 40+ cause-related sub-funds, like The Maybanke Fund or the Dorothy Hoddinott AO – Refugee Education Scholarship Fund, or set up a new sub fund in your name with your bequest.

Rosalind Strong AM, founder of The Maybanke Fund (a sub-fund of Sydney Community Foundation) which awards Maybanke Anderson Scholarships for Indigenous students of Education at Macquarie University. 
Dorothy Hoddinott AO and a graduate who has been awarded the  – Dorothy Hoddinott Refugee Education Scholarship Fund. (a sub-fund of Sydney Community Foundation)

Updating or writing your Will?

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

Please contact Jodie at the Sydney Community Foundation if you have any queries by calling 02 8030 7050 or email jodie@sydneycommunityfoundation.org.au