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Life and Legacy

                                             WHAT IS LIFE & LEGACY?     

LIFE & LEGACY is a four-year partnership program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation that assists communities across North America, through partnerships with Jewish Federations and Foundations to promote after-lifetime giving to build endowments that will sustain valued organizations and vibrant Jewish communities for the next generation and beyond.

Through training, support, and monetary incentives, LIFE & LEGACY motivates Jewish organizations to secure legacy gifts, steward donors, and integrate legacy giving into the philanthropic culture of the Jewish community.

"LIFE & LEGACY is an amazing tool for our community organizations to use to promote legacy giving and endowments. It is unlike anything we have ever used in the past, and it is bringing real, meaningful results to our community. We are so grateful to be part of this nationwide program."

“LIFE & LEGACY has professionalized us and given us a real sense of purpose and know-how in securing our future. It’s really changed us as an organization in profound ways that can’t be overstated.”

Our local United Jewish Federation was selected in 2019 as one of only five new organizations to join 63 others participating in this national Jewish legacy giving program that to date has secured more than 25,000 after-lifetime commitments with an estimated value of more than one billion dollars for communities across North America.


Through LIFE & LEGACY, UJF will partner with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF) to help start a community-wide legacy giving program, creating a shared goal for the organizations to work toward. UJF will administer the program on behalf of the Stamford Jewish community and will fund program expenses. UJF will in turn partner with local organizations as a part of the four-year program that provides coaching, training and incentive grants to ensure that legacy giving becomes integrated in the philanthropic culture of the community.


As a participant in LIFE & LEGACY’s 2020-2024 cohort, UJF will receive a grant from the Grinspoon Foundation with matching funds of approximately $80,000 each year to provide participating local organizations with the opportunity to receive unrestricted incentive grants based on meeting legacy commitment benchmarks.


HGF is investing $30 million dollars over a ten-year period to preserve vibrant Jewish life for future generations by ensuring the long-term financial health of Jewish community organizations in cities across North America.

“Providing Jewish communities with proven tools and training to help them secure their long-term financial goals is absolutely vital. Through the LIFE & LEGACY program, I’m hopeful that we will be able to help sustain vibrant communities that allow future generations to enjoy our rich Jewish culture and heritage,” said Harold Grinspoon, the founder of HGF.





Sun, May 26 2024 18 Iyar 5784