Create Your Legacy

Imagine if you could make a gift that would last forever

For your family, for your community, for Israel, and for the Jewish people...the Tidewater Jewish Foundation and our partners, with our incredible supporters, meet the needs of the Jewish Community in Tidewater and beyond. See how you can strengthen the roots of the Jewish faith for generations to come.


Since 1984, TJF has established strong connections and deep roots in the Jewish community. Together, we can see this work continue to support the Jewish values from generation to generation.

Which legacy gift option makes the most sense for you and your family?

You can choose to support one or more endowments with a gift today, or you can formalize your plans to leave a legacy through an after-lifetime gift

The easiest and most common option for a legacy gift and it costs you nothing today.

Designate TJF as the beneficiary of a current life insurance policy or work with TJF to establish a new policy to benefit one or more organizations. This is a preferred route to a legacy gift for many young philanthropists. In addition, this option may help reduce your tax burden. TJF has matching funds available to help reduce the cost of your premiums.

If you are over age 70 1/2, this is a tax advantaged gift option, particularly after recent federal tax changes.

Cash gifts can be used to make an impact today or can be set aside and allowed to grow so you can make a greater impact tomorrow.

Gifts of real estate can help avoid capital gains tax.

Stocks, bonds, or other appreciated securities can be gifted to avoid capital gains and an immediate charitable deduction is provided based on current market values.

Transfer the deed of your home (or vacation property) to TJF, maintain lifetime use of the property, receive a tax benefit and make a greater gift than you ever thought possible.

Gift your share of property, LLCs, or partnership interests and avoid capital gains tax.

Consider naming the Tidewater Jewish Foundation as a “successor” of your account or a portion of your account value. Your designation means that TJF can make grants and distributions from the remainder of your fund to honor your desire to help your fellow community members. TJF also has matching funds available for new Donor Advised Fund holders. Click here to learn more.

Typically, a significant asset will be used to establish this type of trust. The earnings generated provide income for you or your loved one's life or a term of years. Upon passing or at the end of the term, the remainder of the trust assets will be left to charity.

Typically, a significant asset will be used to establish this type of trust. The earnings generated will benefit the charity for a term of years. At the end of the trust term, the trust's assets will be transferred to family.