Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about LIFE & LEGACY? Check out these Frequently Asked Questions. If your question isn’t answered here, please submit a question on our contact form. Thank you!

How can my community become a LIFE & LEGACY Partner?
Affiliation with LIFE & LEGACY is on an invitation basis. If you are a Federation or Jewish Community Foundation in a community with 8 or more Jewish organizations, you may be eligible to apply to be part of LIFE & LEGACY.  Feel free to contact us to let us know you are interested.

Can my organization take part in LIFE & LEGACY?
Unfortunately, only organizations located in one of our LIFE & LEGACY partner communities can take part in the program.   We do not have the capacity to work with individual organizations – the program works on a community-wide basis.  If you would like to bring LIFE & LEGACY to your community, please share our information with your Federation or Jewish Community Foundation and have them contact us.

What does it mean to be a LIFE & LEGACY Partner?
Your Federation/Foundation will collaborate with HGF to offer LIFE & LEGACY to 8 to 15 organizations in your community.  You will match HGF’s financial investment (3:1) in supporting staff, training, marketing and incentive grants, hire a legacy coordinator to administer the program, honor donors and organizational teams by holding an annual event and sustain a legacy giving initiative in your community in perpetuity.  HGF will invest up to $400,000 in matching funds in your community.  We will train leaders to integrate legacy giving and strong stewardship practices into community culture and motivate donors to commit to and formalize after-lifetime commitments.  Together we will promote the concept of legacy giving and create a communal “buzz”, empower organizations to secure legacy gifts, connect the values and passions of donors to organizations they care about and secure the future of your Jewish community.

Can I use or reshare the resources in your Knowledge Center?
Our resources have been created and curated for our partner organizations and at this time are only accessible using a password. If there is a specific topic you are interested in exploring, fill out the contact form and we will do our best to assist you.