Relief workers wearing PPE masks. Image credit: Joel Muniz

The Covid-19 Relief Fund

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.


The Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation’s Covid-19 Relief Fund (“The Fund”) provides unrestricted support to non-profit organizations located in Monroe and Ontario Counties. General Operating Support is intended to invest in an organization’s mission and impact, to help support the infrastructure and operational needs of an organization, rather than a specific project or program.


Grantseekers must be based in Monroe or Ontario Counties and be tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code of 1986. They cannot be classified as private foundations or Type III supporting organizations under Section 509 of the Code.


In addition, grants cannot be used for research, grants or scholarships for individuals, or lobbying or attempts to influence legislation. Please note that incomplete proposals will not be considered.


Currently closed.


To learn more about our grantmaking process, please visit our Grantmaking Resources page.


If your organization and proposal meets the criteria above, please contact Marcus Bliss by calling (585) 479-4470 or sending an email.

Marcus Bliss

Program Officer

(585) 479-4470