For a long time, the future of Villa Senar was uncertain and the situation unclear. After his death in 2012, the grandson of Sergei Rachmaninoff and founder of the foundation left behind four children who claimed their compulsory inheritance.
At the end of 2021, a solution was found together with the Canton of Lucerne. In December 2021, the Cantonal Council granted CHF 15 million. Of this, CHF 8 million went to the legal heirs, CHF 3 million to the renovation of Villa Senar and CHF 3 million in favor of maintenance for the next ten years. The Sergei Rachmaninoff Foundation waived its share of the purchase price as well as the ownership of the property, which had been assigned to it in the will by means of a division provision. This was decisive in securing the future of this world cultural heritage. The Sergei Rachmaninoff Foundation is 100% responsible for the implementation of the cultural program from its own funds and is dependent on the financial support of foundations, patrons and partnerships.