Over the years, the Harold Grinspoon Foundation has been a tremendous philanthropic partner for Jewish communities across North America, including Louisville. The HGF started PJ Library, the program that sends high quality Jewish books and CDs to young Jewish children every month, encouraging families to engage in Jewish discussions and participate in Jewish activities.
The HGF also is also responsible for the JCamp 180 program which has provided professional support to the J Summer Camp program here in Louisville, enabling this wonderful program to do strategic planning, improve financial planning and fundraising, use technology effectively and to engage in leadership development.
Now, the Harold Grinspoon Foundation has accepted the Jewish Foundation of Louisville into its Life & Legacy program.
Life & Legacy is a four-year partnership program that assists communities to promote after-lifetime giving to benefit a wide range of Jewish organizations. It encourages each community’s Jewish organizations to work together to build endowments that will sustain them in the future.
The HGF will match 33 percent of each community’s Life & Legacy budget for four years up to a maximum of $100,000 a year. The Federation has also received a grant from the Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence to cover the expenses of the program.
The program provides structure, training, mentoring and monetary incentives to ensure the community’s success in integrating legacy giving into its philanthropic culture. It is a community-building enterprise that emphasizes collaboration and works to create a united, strong Jewish community for future generations.
Check the next Community for more information about the Life & Legacy program.