Legacy Challenge Fund

Everyone has the ability to create a Jewish legacy.

What is the OJCF Legacy Challenge Fund?


If you decide to name the Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation as the recipient of a bequest through your will, the OJCF Legacy Challenge Fund will pay for the professional/legal services to help create this bequest or codicil up to a maximum of $1,000.


Who is eligible?


All donors choosing to leave $10,000 (or more) or 1% (or more) of their estate to the Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation, are eligible to participate in the Jewish Legacy Challenge.


How does it work?


  • Make an appointment with your lawyer or other professional advisor.
  • Complete a bequest provision for the benefit of the Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation in your will or living trust.
  • Your lawyer/professional advisor will advise you on what you need to take into consideration and will then draft your Will based on your decision(s).
  • You or your lawyer can send us the final bill, along with a copy of the section describing the particular bequest/codicil.
  • Payment of up to $1,000 (maximum) will be sent to your lawyer/professional advisor from the Legacy Challenge Fund.


For more information, please contact Micah Garten, Vice President, Development, at mgarten@jewishottawa.com or 613-798-4696 ext. 270.


What inspires your legacy giving?

Learn about the inspiring volunteer and donor who created the community challenge.


Read the story here.