You can also support us by passing on a gift that will help others advance.
A legacy has a lasting impact and helps reduce hunger and ensure that smallholders can live off their land.
AVSF is an officially recognized non-profit association and is therefore authorized to receive legacies, donations, and life insurance benefits.
It is never too early to plan your estate. Planning you estate now shows how much you care about your loved ones and others. It also helps ensure the continuation of the development activities that you support.
What is a legacy?
A legacy is a testamentary disposition whereby the testator gives all or some of his/her estate to a particular person or people. The legacy becomes effective only upon the death of the testator, not before. This disposition must be made in the form of a will, and it can be revoked or modified at any time.
If you have reserved heirs:
French law establishes an order of devolution of property and does not allow the testator to give away the entirety of his/her estate if there are reserved heirs. If you have descendants such as children (legitimate, natural, adopted), grandchildren, or even great-grandchildren, they have priority in inheriting your estate.
If you have ascendants such as parents (father, mother) or grandparents, the reserved portion for these reserved heirs is ¼ per paternal and maternal line.
If you do not have reserved heirs:
When there is no ascendant or descendant, the testator can bequeath the entirety of his/her estate in any way he/she wishes.
One advantage of making a general legacy: it reduces the inheritance taxes on legacies left to distant relatives.
By choosing to make a general legacy to AVSF, your distant relative will not be disadvantaged, because it is the government’s portion that will be allocated to our activities.
Help ensure a brighter future for our children.
You can also give an asset or a sum of money during your lifetime, immediately and irrevocably, through your civil-law notary.
Donations made to AVSF are not subject to transfer taxes, so the entirety of your donation can be used to support smallholder populations in the countries where we work.
We encourage you to get in touch with a civil-law notary for more information or call our Donors' Relations Department (Monday–Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) at +33 (0)1 43 94 72 36.
You can purchase a life insurance policy through your bank or through an insurance company. Life insurance is a financial investment for which you have to name one or several beneficiaries: individuals or associations. Life insurance benefits given to an officially recognized non-profit organization, such as AVSF, are not subject to inheritance tax.
We encourage you to get in touch with your banker for more information.
THE INFORMATION ON THIS PAGE PERTAINS TO FRENCH LAW. WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IN YOUR AREA IN ORDER TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE LAWS IN YOUR OWN COUNTRY.