The Jewish Community Foundation of Montreal

Thank you for your interest in participating in the the Harold Grinspoon Foundation’s LIFE & LEGACY program, in partnership with the Jewish Community Foundation of Montreal (JCF). LIFE & LEGACY program is a results-oriented 4-year program that assists communities across North America to promote after-lifetime giving to build endowments that will provide financial stability to local Jewish day schools, synagogues, social service organizations and other Jewish entities. 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. In so doing, we all achieve our shared goal of a vibrant Jewish life in Montreal now and for future generations.

The JCF, in partnership with HGF will provide training, consulting, coaching, and marketing along with incentive grants each year. We hope the incentive grant will encourage your organization to prioritize legacy giving and evolve from a fundraising culture to a culture of philanthropy.

Participation in the LIFE & LEGACY program will require each organization’s legacy team (comprised of at least one professional and three lay leaders) to attend periodic group training and team consultations. It is a requirement that any gifts resulting from the program will be held on behalf of each organization by the JCF.

Please feel free to contact Joshua Rubin by phone (514-734-1651) or e-mail ( if you have any questions.



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