The Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation is delighted to be delivering and implementing the Harold Grinspoon Foundation’s LIFE & LEGACY initiative.


LIFE & LEGACY is a tested, proven and successful four-year program during which we will team up with local Jewish organizations to ensure their future financial success. The objective of the initiative is to secure legacy gifts in support of building and securing our local Jewish organizations. 

Who are the local LIFE & LEGACY partners?

Eight local Jewish organizations have made a commitment to work together to support the future of the Ottawa Jewish community:




Download LIFE & LEGACY documents:

Letter of Intent

- Legacy Gift Confirmation

Partner Agency Case Statement Book

Leaving a Lasting Legacy (common ways to leave a gift)

What is the LIFE & LEGACY initiative?

LIFE & LEGACY is a four-year partnership initiative of the HGF that assists communities across North America, through partnerships with Jewish Foundations, to promote after-lifetime giving to benefit 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.

Every member of the Jewish community has been touched by one or more of these organizations.


Now is your chance to make sure these institutions can thrive in perpetuity. You can assure continuity of services and programs in Jewish Ottawa by making a legacy gift in your will or estate plan. Within this special partnership, you can then choose one or more of these partner organizations to benefit from your gift. It’s simple and yet very powerful.


The more successful we are together, the more we will build a culture of legacy giving. The endowments you create will ensure the long-term sustainability of our values and our dreams for all  future generations.


Please join our Life & Legacy program and make everyone’s wishes come true.


For more information, contact Micah Garten at or call 613-798-4696, ext 270.