The Tidewater Jewish Foundation was recently selected to participate in the Harold Grinspoon Foundation’s LIFE & LEGACY program as part of the 5th cohort to participate in this program, which now includes a total of 37 different Jewish communities.

LIFE & LEGACY is a 4-year program that assists communities, through partnerships with Jewish Federations and Foundations, to promote after-lifetime giving to benefit local Jewish day schools, synagogues, social service organizations and other Jewish entities.  LIFE & LEGACY’s goals are to:

  • Educate, train, motivate and empower Jewish organizations to engage their loyal stakeholders in conversations to establish legacy gifts
  • Increase community awareness of the power of bequests, other legacy vehicles, and endowments
  • Integrate legacy giving into the philanthropic culture of the Tidewater Jewish community

The program will grant the Tidewater Jewish Foundation with matching funds from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation of up to $100,000 per year to provide participating local organizations the opportunity to receive unrestricted incentive grants based on meeting legacy commitment benchmarks. 

Click below to see our LIFE & LEGACY partners:


To learn more about the LIFE & LEGACY program, click below!


Schedule for Year 1

Workshop Descriptions

For more information on LIFE & LEGACY, contact Scott Kaplan, President & CEO, at or 757.965.6109.

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