Inheritance and Legacy

A legacy to a Christian mission and relief organization is a very special donation. It gives you the opportunity to leave traces beyond your lifetime and to express that you care about global mission.

If you include SMG in your last will, we guarantee that your legacy will be used as you wish. If the legacy is to SMG general, you support the work of the business office and thus indirectly the staff on the field of activity. 

We are happy to invite you to a non-binding discussion with our CEO. We look forward to hearing from you via email or by calling +41 52 235 32 68.



With the testament as the last will, you regulate your inheritance yourself beyond the legally stipulated compulsory portions. If no spouse and no relatives are alive and no testament exists, the entire possession passes to the state. A testament is only legally valid if it is a "handwritten testament" or if it is certified by a notary, then it is called a "public testament". 


Handwritten Testament

The simplest form of the last will is the "handwritten testament". It must be legible and handwritten, headed as "testament" and signed with place and date. Beneficiaries or institutions should be listed as precisely as possible with name and address. 


Public Testament

The "public testament" is used if it is not possible to write it in person. In the presence of two witnesses, the "public testament" must be drawn up by an officially certified person (eg notary) in accordance with your last will. 



You can appoint further heirs beyond the legally prescribed compulsory portion. The options are one or more persons or an organization. 



With a bequest or legacy, you allocate a certain amount of money or a certain object (property, securities/bonds, works of art, etc.) to a beneficiary person or organization within the framework of the testament.