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Entrepreneurship

ENTREPRENEURS WILL PLAY A PIVOTAL ROLE FOR THE ROCHESTER COMMUNITY IN THE YEARS AHEAD

The Foundation celebrates and supports a variety of initiatives:

  • The Foundation created and sponsors the Farash Prize for Social Entrepreneurship, which recognizes exceptional social entrepreneurs and the organizations they created or inspired. The next Farash Prize will be awarded on November 7, 2018.

  • The Foundation helped to found and actively supports Connected Communities, Inc., established in 2015 to serve as the coordinator and facilitator for the transformation and revitalization of Rochester, N.Y.’s EMMA and Beechwood neighborhoods.

  • The Foundation also supports OWN Rochester, an independent non-profit established by the City of Rochester’s Office of Innovation to create jobs and build wealth in low-income communities by developing, promoting, and supporting a diverse portfolio of employee-owned businesses.

  • In the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Fund, the Foundation forged a collaborative alliance with entities in Monroe and Ontario Counties that play key roles in the regional entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem.


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