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Funding Community Needs and Jewish Life


Residents of Rochester, NY, for virtually all of their lives, Max and Marian Farash cared deeply about their religious and civic communities and greatly valued the importance of education and entrepreneurship. In 1988, they established the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation, which, in accordance with their wishes, awards grants to community organizations in Monroe and Ontario Counties—half of them for Jewish projects and programs.


The Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation is dedicated to the civic and religious communities of its founders who believed in the importance of education in all of its aspects, and knew the power of entrepreneurial creativity. The Foundation places its highest priority on endeavors designed to transform the lives of individuals and the work of organizations.