Be a Part of the Jewish Future: Create a Lasting Personal Legacy

All of us who care about Jewish life care about it for many reasons. We care because we have a deep and abiding connection to our Jewish community — at home, in Israel, and everywhere that Jews gather. We believe the Jewish values of tzedakah and tikkun olam are moral imperatives to help the less fortunate, be a voice for the voiceless, and to pursue justice. We want to pass on our values, faith, traditions, and heritage to our children and grandchildren.

Endowments are the key to ensuring that Jewish life is vibrant and thriving when today’s toddlers are tomorrow’s community elders, by ensuring the long-term financial security of Jewish organizations that provide the programs and services critical for Jewish life. The Federation supports endowments in two ways – through the Seattle Jewish Community Endowment Fund and the LIFE & LEGACY™ program.


The Seattle Jewish Community Endowment Fund, which has assets exceeding $56 million, is a secure and substantial source of support for Jewish organizations. The Endowment Fund provides in-depth knowledge of Jewish organizations and charitable giving in Israel, serves philanthropic needs and values across generations, and delivers maximum value in tax benefits and cost-effectiveness. There are many choices of giving vehicles available to Jewish organizations, families, and individuals for meeting their philanthropic and financial goals.

To learn more, contact:

Sierra Lawe
Phone: 206.774.2252


A partnership between the Federation and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, LIFE & LEGACY gives participating Jewish organizations tools, training, and motivation to integrate after-lifetime giving into their philanthropic cultures. The LIFE & LEGACY cohort comprises 13 participating organizations, including the Federation. LIFE & LEGACY is a collaborative program. By learning together, participating organizations leverage our community’s knowledge, skills, and experience.

To learn more, contact:

Rachel Rosenman
Phone: 206.774.2220.

Our Impact


Legacy gift commitments secured for local Jewish organizations taking part in the Federation-operated LIFE & LEGACY program.™