A bequest is a gift in your will or revocable living trust. You can make a restricted bequest, which creates a named endowment in support of your favorite causes or programs, or an unrestricted bequest, to be administered as part of The Foundation’s own Endowment Fund.

Here’s how it works:

  • To make a restricted bequest, simply name The Foundation in your will or trust and execute an endowment agreement that specifies how you want your gift to be used
  • To create an unrestricted bequest, add a paragraph of text provided by The Foundation into your will or trust
  • No minimum amount—every gift is appreciated
  • Receive an estate tax deduction depending on the size of your estate

Sample Bequest Language:

I give (cash of $___) or (specified property) to the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles (The Foundation), located at 6505 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1200, Los Angeles, CA 90048. The Foundation's EIN is 95-6111928.

We would be delighted to help you tailor this language to meet your unique needs and philanthropic goals. Contact us to set up a conversation with one of our experts.

Learn more in our Bequests Brochure.