Arts and Culture

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 can 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 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. 


Registration for gift program starts:
June 9, 2016

Registration due by:
June 30, 2016

Gifts announced:
August 25, 2016