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The future wellbeing of Rochester’s children, and—in turn—the Rochester community, depends on those students access to a high-quality education, every day, every year, and at every grade. Despite many efforts, access to a quality education remains limited and the status quo lives on. We can do better. 

Charter School Leader Professional Development

Release Date: December 3, 2019
Due Date:  January 9, 2020

The Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation is pleased to invite Monroe and Ontario county Charter Schools to apply for funding for School Leader Professional Development.

Proposals can be first time requests, build off the recommendations from the individual needs assessment and/or leadership coaching completed to date. Participation in previous charter school leadership grants is not required.

The goal of the proposal is to hire a consultant who will build professional development capacity for school leaders. In consultation with the consultant an implementation plan will be developed to embed the results of the learning into school culture and administration (i.e. programs and/or policies will have a direct correlation with increased student outcomes, teacher retention, and/or staff development).

Proposals are to be submitted via online application.  Visit the Farash Foundation grant portal here for the full set of guidelines.
Applications will not be reviewed if submitted in a format other than the online application.

Questions may be addressed to:
Alicia Jinks
Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation
585.479.4465 or ajinks@farashfoundation.org


In 2012, the First in Family Scholarship Program began providing scholarships for students who are first in their family to attend college at institutions of higher education in Monroe and Ontario Counties. These colleges include: Finger Lakes Community College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Monroe Community College, Nazareth College, Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester Institute of Technology, St. John Fisher College, SUNY College at Brockport, and the University of Rochester.

Supplementing the financial awards to each student from his or her institution, the Foundation is supplying all additional funds needed to completely pay for the Farash Scholar’s tuition, room and board, textbooks, and mandatory fees. The Foundation’s support continues over the course of the students’ college careers up to five years. See more information here.