It is the free transfer of one or several possessions of the deceased, through a will /testament created in his/her lifetime that takes effect after their death.
What is a gift ?
It is a contract through which the donor gives away his/her property irrevocably during his/her lifetime, with no compensation, the donee, who is consenting.
An association can receive a legacy or gift on the condition that it is recognised as being a public interest organisation under french law
How to make a legacy to the FIDH
For example, in 1988 the FIDH received a legacy from the author, Michel Leiris, which enabled it to acquire its head office at Passage de la Main d’Or in Paris.