The Jewish Community Foundation of Montreal has partnered with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation to bring the LIFE & LEGACY® program to Montreal. The 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 organizations to prioritize legacy giving and evolve from a fundraising culture to a culture of philanthropy.

We are proud to announce these 14 participating organizations:



  1. Letter of Intent

In The News

  1. Life & Legacy Program takes root in Montreal
    September 26, 2019
  2. 15 Organizations Join Program to Encourage Endowments
    October 11, 2019

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