Bequests

How to make the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts a beneficiary of your estate

The Community Foundation specializes in helping donors leave a permanent charitable legacy for the causes and organizations they care deeply about. Bequests are the most common way to make lasting gifts. Simply consult with our staff before preparing your estate plans to insure that the Foundation is able to carry out your wishes, and then use the language below to name the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts as a beneficiary of your estate plan.

Bequest Options

1. Make an unrestricted gift to the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts
“I give [the sum of XX$] or [the rest, residue or remainder of my estate to] The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts with its principal office in Springfield, MA or its successors for general purposes, without restrictions.”

2. Make a gift to an already existing, permanently endowed, named fund at the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts.
“I give [the sum of XX$] or [the rest, residue or remainder of my estate] to [the XYZ Fund] at The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts with its principal office in Springfield, MA or its successors.”

3. Make a gift to a newly established, named fund created according to your charitable interests.
“I give [the sum of XX$] or [the rest, residue or remainder of my estate] to establish [the Jane Donor Memorial Fund] at The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts with its principal office in Springfield, MA or its successors.”

The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts is a 501(c)(3) public charity with a Federal Tax ID of 22-3089640. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.