Building God’s kingdom beyond this life

You have the option to include the ICF Foundation in your will. In addition to providing for your relatives, leaving a legacy to the ICF Foundation can be a way to continue advancing God’s kingdom beyond your lifetime.

If you are interested in including the ICF Foundation in your will, we would like to offer you a personal meeting to discuss your wishes and concerns.

We invite you to have a non-binding conversation with Joel Baumgartner, Head of Finance and Human Resources. Please contact us by phone at +41 43 366 76 15 or via email at


In a will or testament, you can determine the portion of your inheritance that goes beyond the legally required shares. Without a will, if your spouse or other relatives are no longer alive, the entire inheritance goes to the state. A will is legally valid if it is a "Handwritten Will" or a notarized "Public Will."

Handwritten Will

The "Handwritten Will" is the simplest form of a testament. It should be clearly written by hand and legible. Important criteria for compliance must be observed: It needs to be titled as a "Will" and signed with the location and date. Beneficiaries or institutions should be listed with precise names and addresses.

Public Will

The "Public Will" is used when a handwritten record is not possible. In the presence of two witnesses, the "Public Will" must be made by a notary (e.g. a notary public) in accordance to your will.


Beyond the legally prescribed compulsory share, you can designate further beneficiaries. This can include one or more people or even an organization.


A bequest or legacy refers to a specific amount of money or a particular item (such as artwork, securities, real estate, etc.) that you allocate within your will to a designated person or organization.