Application Process

LIFE & LEGACY invites eligible communities to apply to participate in the program each spring. It is anticipated that LIFE & LEGACY will be made available to 70 North American communities during a 10-year period.

HGF invites eligible communities to apply. Applications become available in April and are due the end of May.  HGF staff review applications and conduct site visits during June, July and August, announcing the next cohort of LIFE & LEGACY communities by September 1 of each year.  Selected communities are expected to kick off their legacy initiative between September and the end of January.

If you are interested in applying to be a LIFE & LEGACY community, please fill out the contact form.
“Legacy giving is not focusing on what you're leaving for today. It’s what we’re creating for a generation of Jewish people who aren’t even born yet.  I believe that we all have a responsibility to think of those times.”
Senior Rabbi David Lipper, Temple B’nai Torah, Seattle, WA