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We Care.

We Give.

We Honor.

Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation

Improving the Lives of Individuals and the Work of Organizations

The Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation brings together energetic organizations, committed to developing new ways to solve our communities’ persistent challenges. We convene, we collaborate, and we accelerate change…to improve the lives of individuals and the work of organizations.

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Foundation News

Jennie I. Schaff, Ph.D. has joined the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation as the organization’s chief executive officer.

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Covid-19 Relief

During this unprecedented and challenging time, the majority of our funding is being directed to general operating support for non-profit organizations located in Monroe and Ontario Counties.

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Arts & Culture

Arts and Culture enable our community to understand its past and envision an inspiring, shared future.

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Education improves individual lives while collectively bringing prosperity to our entire community.

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Jewish Life

A vibrant Jewish community of synagogues, schools, and agencies fosters spiritual growth and the universally human values that benefit all.

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Grantseeker Resources

Understanding our strategic priorities, grantmaking process, and requirements is your first step. This section is designed to help you assess the extent to which your organization aligns with our programs and how to best engage with us.

Grantseeker Resources

Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation

Get to Know Us

From our strategic vision to our people, every aspect of the Foundation honors, and is inspired by, the entrepreneurial spirit of our founders. Our focus is on anticipating our community's future needs, collaborating to develop new solutions, and accelerating their time to impact.

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