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Fla. Stat. § 736.0405 – Florida Statutes

Text of Fla. Stat. § 736.0405

Charitable purposes; enforcement.

(1) A trust may be created for charitable purposes. Charitable purposes include, but are not limited to, the relief of poverty; the advancement of arts, sciences, education, or religion; and the promotion of health, governmental, or municipal purposes.

(2) If the terms of a charitable trust do not indicate a particular charitable purpose or beneficiary, the court may select one or more charitable purposes or beneficiaries. The selection must be consistent with the settlor’s intent to the extent such intent can be ascertained.

(3) The settlor of a charitable trust, among others, has standing to enforce the trust.

History of Fla. Stat. § 736.0405

Fla. Stat. § 736.0405 became law on July 1, 2007 as part of the Florida Trust Code. It has not been amended or revised since that date.