Recognizing Our Creative Community: The Farash Foundation Arts and Culture Gift Program
Arts and culture play integral roles in the life of any healthy community. Those who make art, and those who curate our culture, add immeasurably to the depth and discernment with which we experience the world. These artistic and cultural contributions enhance the lives of individuals of every age, at every socioeconomic level, and across a broad array of specific interests.
In 2015 the Foundation launched Recognizing Our Creative Community: The Farash Arts and Culture Gift Program and invited all 501(c)(3) arts and cultural organizations in Monroe and Ontario counties to receive annual gifts during the three-year duration of this $1.2 million program. (The focus has been on institutions that have as their primary objective the promotion of the arts and/or culture through the expression, teaching, or application of human creative skills and imagination, typically in audio, visual, or performance medium.) Grants are proportioned to the size of the organization and are unrestricted. Updated guidelines for this program are posted here.
those organizations based in Monroe or Ontario counties of New York State that are
tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code of
1986, as amended, and are not classified as private foundations or Type III
supporting organizations under Section 509 of the Code, will be considered for
The Foundation will
verify, at its discretion, that organizations seeking a gift through this
program have as their primary purpose
the promotion or teaching of the arts and/or culture.
favors programs that focus on Arts Education for the use of these funds.
Restrictions (what is not funded)
Grants or scholarships to individuals
Lobbying or attempt to influence legislation
Registration for gift program starts:
May 2, 2017
Registration due by:
May 23, 2017
June 21, 2017