LIFE & LEGACY Community Partners

HGF is currently partnering with the following LIFE & LEGACY communities:


Arkansas  Jewish Federation of Arkansas

Augusta, GA
Augusta Jewish Federation

Central Massachusetts Jewish Federation of Central Massachusetts

Central Pennsylvania – Jewish Community Foundation of Central PA

Charleston, SC – Charleston Jewish Federation /Jewish Endowment Fund

Charlotte, NC – Foundation for the Charlotte Jewish Community

Chattanooga, TN - Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga

Chicago, IL – Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago

Cincinnati, OH – Jewish Federation of Cincinnati

Delaware – Jewish Federation of Delaware

Durham, NC
 Jewish Federation of Durham Chapel Hill

East Bay, CA – The Jewish Community Foundation of East Bay

Ft Worth, TX
 Jewish Federation of Fort Worth & Tarrant County

Greater Mercer County, NJ (Princeton) – Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Mercer

Greater New Haven, CT – Jewish Foundation of Greater New Haven/Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven

Greater Washington, D. C. – Jewish Federation of Greater Washington D.C.

Houston, TX – Houston Jewish Community Foundation

Indianapolis, IN – Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis

Lehigh Valley, PA 
Jewish Federation of Lehigh Valley

Louisville, KY
 Jewish Community of Louisville, Inc.

Memphis, TN – Jewish Foundation of Memphis

Metrowest, NJ – Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Metrowest, NJ

Miami, FL – Greater Miami Jewish Federation

Milwaukee, WI – Jewish Community Foundation of the Milwaukee Federation

Minneapolis/Greater St. Paul, MN – Minneapolis Jewish Federation and Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul

Monmouth/Middlesex Counties, NJ – The Jewish Federation in the Heart of NJ

Nashville, TN   Jewish Federation and Foundation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee

Omaha, NE – Jewish Federation of Omaha Foundation

Orange County, CA – Jewish Community Foundation of Orange County

Palm Beach County, FL 
– The Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County

Peoria, IL – Jewish Federation of Peoria

Phoenix, AZ – Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix

Portland, OR – Oregon Jewish Community Foundation  

Richmond, VA – Richmond Jewish Foundation

Sacramento, CA – Jewish Community Foundation of the West

Sarasota-Manatee, FL 
– The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee

Seattle, WA Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle

Southern New Jersey (Cherry Hill)The Jewish Community Foundation

South Palm Beach County, FL Jacobson Jewish Community Foundation

Springfield, IL – Jewish Federation of Springfield, IL

St. Joseph's Valley, IN – Jewish Federation of St. Joseph's Valley

Tampa, Orlando, Pinellas, FLTOP Jewish Foundation

Tidewater, VA 
– Tidewater Jewish Foundation

And 13 Hillel Campus Affiliates through a partnership with Hillel International

How Do Aspiring Community Partners Join LIFE & LEGACY?

HGF invites new community partners on an annual basis through an application process that takes place each spring. The application requires among other information an indication of how the community's LIFE & LEGACY program funds will be acquired or raised and who will staff the program.

Partner Responsibilities

  • Secure the necessary funds for the program - HGF provides a 33% of the annual budget
  • Hire or assign dedicated staff to administer the program.
  • Publicize LIFE & LEGACY to the broad Jewish community so all Jewish communal organizations and congregations have access to information about the program
  • Undertake an application process and accept 10-12 organizations. Each organization must create a Legacy Team of at least 5 members
  • Work with LIFE & LEGACY National staff to conduct an introductory workshop and develop an on-going training curriculum
  • Assist selected local organizations to prepare a Legacy Plan that includes goals and deadlines for securing legacy commitments
  • Determine an aggregate goal for legacy commitments for each year and budget for incentive grants to be paid out to the local organizations that reach their goals
  • Adhere to marketing guidelines
  • Submit quarterly progress reports
  • Communicate with local organizations to insure they are adhering to their Legacy Plans
  • Communicate with LIFE & LEGACY National staff with updates and seek counsel, coaching and training as needed
  • Develop a long-term plan for maintaining legacy giving in your community

LIFE & LEGACY Application Resources

Click here for the 2016 LIFE & LEGACY Application Packet