About Us

The Foundation & Legacy Giving

The Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester, established in 1979 as Federation’s endowment development program, is a vital link between Jewish life today and the unfolding Jewish world of tomorrow.

Donors fulfill their philanthropic goals through planned gifts, which form a base of support—in perpetuity—for our local community and Jewish life everywhere. The Foundation nurtures the dreams of today and will help sustain a healthy community well into the future.


  • With approximately $50 million in assets, and under the care of expert managers, The Foundation enables our community to be there for the Jewish poor, to assist the elderly, to rescue Jews in need, and to help ensure a bright future for our children.


  • Donors know that the causes they can support are limitless and can be expressed on behalf of virtually any not-for-profit organization—the symphony, health and human services, educational institutions, and much more.

Learn more about giving options by contacting Eric Brandt.

Read the latest issue of our Legacy Newsletter to hear about news around The Foundation and Legacy Giving.

The Foundation is your experienced, reliable partner in helping you realize your philanthropic goals and building a lasting testament to your name that meets your specific needs, vision, and objectives. We are here to help, and to make sure that you are able to support the causes that are close to your heart.

Explore endowment opportunities

Everyone, regardless of age, wealth, or affiliation, can make an enduring impact. LIFE & LEGACY helps individuals and families create legacy gifts for Jewish causes they care about, providing a permanent source of support for generations to come.

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Professional Advisory Committee
The Federation is committed to bringing together like-minded people in industries such as law, medicine, accounting, and more to network, support each other, and provide opportunities for learning. One way we provide that service is through the Foundation’s Professional Advisory Committee. This group works with people in estate and financial planning to provide information and guidance around their clients needs.

Contact Us


Eric Brandt

Director, Planned Giving & Endowments






2024 Tax & Planned Giving Seminar

Irondequoit Country Club 4045 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14618

Ways to Give

Every day, we work to provide compassionate, strategic, and comprehensive support, no matter the situation. There is no organization better positioned to do this than the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester.