Dear Farash Foundation Grantees,
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and Monroe County’s declaration of a state of emergency, we are reaching out to our grantees, peer funders, and community partners to communicate our deep support for everyone in these difficult circumstances. As the situation rapidly evolves, we are taking steps to protect our internal team and to inform our external partners of our actions.
Working remotely: Beginning March 16, our staff will be working from remotely, cancel work-related travel, and transition to virtual meetings. These recommendations are in place until further notice and we will review workplace and community safety recommendations from local and state public health officials. During this period, our staff will continue to work their usual hours and can be reached most easily by email.
Monitoring the situation with our peers: We are in close communication with such partners as the Jewish Federation, Konar Foundation, United Way, Rochester Area Community Foundation, Greater Rochester Health Foundation, ESL Foundation, Wegmans Family Foundation, and Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation.
Flexibility for our grantees: For some of our grantees, your ability to meet grant-related reporting requirements or objectives may be impacted. If you’re concerned about this, please let us know so that we can work to adjust expectations as we face new challenges and work ahead. Please contact Megan Bell, Director of Grants and Programs, with any questions or concerns.
To each of our grantees and community partners impacted by COVID-19, our thoughts are with you. Now is the time to lean on one another for support and resources while we navigate these difficult circumstances together. Thank you for your steadfast commitment to our community even in a time of grave challenges and rapid change.
The Team at the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation