Leaving a legacy for animals

Let Your Last Will Live on in Animals and Nature 

Fondation Franz Weber (FFW) passionately campaigns for animals and nature in Switzerland and worldwide. We see it as our duty to consistently protect them and to give a voice to the voiceless. In order to be able to continue our important work for nature and animals, we need the generosity of the general public. Politically independent, and not subsidized by the economy or public authorities, we solely depend on donations and legacies to accomplish our tasks.

Tax exemption: Fondation Franz Weber, as a public service institution, is exempt from taxes (inheritance tax, taxes on donations, direct cantonal and local taxes). Donations to the foundation can be deducted from taxable income in most Swiss cantons.

If you wish to continue helping animals beyond your own lifetime, please consider remembering Fondation Franz Weber in your last will.


  1. If you don’t yet have a testament, you can make provisions for Fondation Franz Weber with writing the following phrases personally by hand:

    a) To bequeath a legacy to Fondation Franz Weber:
    I hereby bequeath to Fondation Franz Weber, Switzerland a sum of CHF …… .
    Place, date, signature

    b) To nominate Fondation Franz Weber as a joint heir:
    My bequest is to be distributed as follows:
    50% to Mr/Ms XY and 50% to Fondation Franz Weber, Switzerland.
    Place, date, signature

     To nominate Fondation Franz Weber as the sole heir:
    I bequeath my entire estate to Fondation Franz Weber, Switzerland.

    Place, date, signature
  2. If the will is drawn up by a solicitor, s/he can be instructed to nominate Fondation Franz Weber as a legatee and/or as the sole or joint heir.
  3. Already existing wills can be cancelled or supplemented with the following phrases:
    I hereby cancel my previous instructions.
    Place, date, signature

    Addendum to my will dated (date):
    I nominate Fondation Franz Weber, Switzerland to receive a legacy to the sum of CHF ……..
    Place, date, signature

We will be happy to advise you in person.
For a free and non-binding consultation, please call us: +41 (0) 21 964 24 24

Bank Details:

Postcheck account
Fondation Franz Weber
1820 Montreux 1, Switzerland
Postcheck nb.: 18-6117-3
IBAN: CH31 0900 0000 1800 6117 3

Banque Landolt & Cie
Chemin de Roseneck 6, 1006 Lausanne, Switzerland
Account Name: Fondation Franz Weber - "Legs"
IBAN: CH06 0876 8002 3045 0000 2


-- The information given here is for informative purposes only and may not apply in your country of residence. We recommend seeking legal advice in order to ensure your will complies with the rules in force in your country of residence. --