Legacy & Memory Funds

Whether you are looking to leave a charitable legacy in your will or to commemorate a loved one, we can help to ensure your gift has a lasting impact.

Leaving a lasting legacy

We understand that the decision to leave a legacy is a big one, that’s why we ensure every penny you give goes as far as possible. By offering a bespoke tailored service to philanthropists we can work with you or your loved ones to ensure your wishes are fulfilled.

You may choose to ask the Foundation to allocate your gift to one of our existing Theme or Area funds. Alternatively, you may decide to create a named fund to support your own particular charitable interests as well as ensuring your name lives on in the future. If you wish, this option allows your family to have an input on how the funds are distributed too.

Whichever route you choose, by using the Community Foundation for Surrey to help you manage your legacy you can be confident that the money you leave will always be used wisely.

To find out more, click here to read our Legacy information sheet.

Remembering a loved one

Many people wish to remember a colleague or loved one by setting up a charitable fund in their name to support good causes. The Community Foundation for Surrey can help establish a Memorial Fund, in commemoration of a loved one, providing family and friends with a personal focus for special memories.

A memory fund enables you to create a lasting legacy for your loved one, tailoring the fund themes, criteria and geography to best represent causes close to their heart.

Benefits of a Community Foundation for Surrey memorial fund

  • A Memorial Fund can be set up in a matter of days
  • You can raise funds and collect donations into a single fund that can support a wide range of charities, community groups and organisations
  • We can offer advice on how to maximise Gift Aid


For further information about us, please see our Case for support brochure

Get in touch

To discuss leaving a Legacy gift or setting up a Memorial Fund with the Community Foundation for Surrey, please contact our Director of Development, Claire Heath by calling 01483 906383 or email at Claire@CFSurrey.org.uk

Explore some of our Memory and Legacy Funds