Leave a Legacy

Leave a Legacy


Your legacy for a just, peaceful and sustainable world

Remembering Initiatives of Change in your will is one of the easiest and most useful ways you can help. In the past, legacies have accounted on average for over a quarter of all our donations.

Donors who leave gifts in their will to Initiatives of Change have enabled people from all over the world to attend the Caux Forum. Young leaders in particular have been able to participate in various peace training programmes. The legacy of our donors lives on through the work of these young leaders and their initiatives of change in their community, contributing to a better world.

Barbara Hintermann, former Secretary General of IofC Switzerland

On average these last few years, legacies have amounted to over a quarter of all donations.

Véronique Chereau, Head of Philanthropy

Writing your will


Your will allows you to say exactly what you want to give to your family, friends and to the causes you care about. It is easy to do and often costs little or nothing. Remember that you can amend your will at any time.

How to make a will depends on where you live. In Switzerland, there are two types of wills: written by hand (holographic) or drawn up before a notary (notarial) which guarantees your will complies with the law.

We always advise you to consult a professional adviser (legal or financial) to ensure your will reflects your wishes and respects the law of your country especially regarding family members’ entitlements.


How to include Initiatives of Change Switzerland in your will


Make sure to include our exact name and address:

CAUX - Initiatives of Change Foundation

International Environment House II

Chemin de Balexert 9

CH-1219 Geneva


You can then specify what kind of gift you wish to leave, for example:

  • a percentage of your estate (e.g. 1%, 10% or up to 100%)
  • a sum of money
  • shares or other investments

You can also decide to first make provisions for your family and friends and then leave a part or the balance of your estate to Initiatives of Change Switzerland. Finally, you may also consider making Initiatives of Change Switzerland a beneficiary of your life insurance.


For more information or if you wish to discuss leaving a gift in your will, please contact us:

Donors Relations Service: +41 (0)79 911 70 33 - Email