News/Reports

Phyllis Korn Wins 2016 Farash Prize
The award was announced in ceremonies Nov. 1. Read more...
 
Foundation Announces 2016 Farash Prize Finalists
The prize winner will be named Nov. 1. Read more...
 
Foundation Makes Grants to Arts Organizations
This is the second year of the three-year program. Read more... 
 
Nominations Now Open for 2016 Farash Prize
The award will be announced Nov. 1, 2016. Read more...
 
Recognizing Our Creative Community
Arts and cultural organizations can now register to receive annual gifts over the next three years. Read more...
 
Message: Foundation Giving in 2015
The Foundation will focus on key initiatives with prospects for transformational results. Read more...
 
2013/2014 Report to the Community Read More...
 
Awards Announced for Synagogues, Jewish Education, Camping Scholarships
The gifts include scholarships for overnight camping and travel to Israel. Read more... 
 
Sr. Christine Wagner Wins 2014 Farash Prize
She directs St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center, which provides health care, counseling, and other services to the uninsured. Read more...
 
Finalists Announced for 2014 Farash Prize
The prize winner will be announced Nov. 5. Read more...
 
Institute for Jewish Education: New Developments
The Institute will focus on lifelong Jewish learning, but a building will not be erected. Read more...

$1 Million in Grants Awarded to Charter Schools
Four of the grants involve new schools opening later this year. Read More...
 
2012 Report to the Community Read More...


Five Arts Groups Receive $100,000 for Collaborative Projects
The request for proposals was called Cultural Creative Collision. Read more... 

Foundation Begins Charter School Initiative
Up to $1 million in seed money will be awarded for new schools in Monroe and Ontario counties. Read more...

Foundation to Create New Campus for Lifelong Jewish Education
Plans call for a $10.5 million, two-story facility designed to accommodate Jewish education in all of its aspects. Read more...
 
Inaugural Farash Community Lecture Announced at HWS
Award-winning writer and scholar James Carroll is the special guest for this lecture at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Read More... 
 
Ferraro Wins Inaugural Farash Prize
The prize, which carries a $100,000 award to Foodlink, was announced Wednesday, Oct. 10 at the Dryden Theatre, George Eastman House. Read More…

Foundation Announces Grants for Veterans’ Programs 
The Foundation today announced a quarter of a million dollars in grants to local agencies for projects on behalf of local veterans. Read More…

Grant Expands University of Rochester College Prep Center
A college prep center will open this fall at the Benjamin Franklin High School campus. Read more…
 
RocMusic Partnership to Serve City Children
Inspired by Venezuela’s “El Sistema” program that produced internationally renowned conductor Gustavo Dudamel, RocMusic is a community-based, tuition-free, music instruction program. Read more… 
 
Foundation to Award $250,000 for Veterans' Initiatives
Grants will be made available to support returning veterans, as well as families of individuals on active duty. Read More... 
 
Foundation Makes Grants to Support Jewish Life (5/16/12)
Grants totaling $1,195,000 have been made to support 31 projects that address the needs of children, teenagers, adults, seniors, and disabled populations. Read More... 
 
Foundation Makes Additional Grants of $1.145 Million Supporting Education (4/17/12)
Thirty-seven nonprofit agencies will receive $1.145 million in grants, in a grant round just announced to those organizations. Read More…
 
Foundation Pledges Matching Gift to Federation (3/26/12)
The Farash Foundation will contribute up to a total of $250,000 by matching all new gifts, as well as all increased dollars, to the Federation’s 2012 effort. Read More...
 
'First in Family' Scholarships Allow Students to Graduate Debt-Free (1/5/12)
The scholarships will be available to students who are the first in their immediate families to attend college. Read More...
 
Foundation Announces Prize for Social Entrepreneurship (10/28/11)
The Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation today announced an annual prize for social entrepreneurship, carrying a $100,000 award. Read More...

Foundation Donates Buildings Housing University Medical Services (7/18/11)
A cluster of office buildings, donated to the University of Rochester, now constitutes a small urban medical campus housing several medical services. Read More...

Foundation Update: June 2011 (6/22/11)
The last several months have been dedicated to strategizing, listening, and planning for the grant and gifts program that will begin in earnest in 2012. We will have our guidelines available, on this website, by November 1, 2011. Read More...
 
Jackson Named to Foundation Board (6/21/11)
Thomas H. Jackson, Distinguished University Professor and president emeritus of the University of Rochester, has been elected to the board of trustees of the Max and Marian Charitable Foundation. Read More...
 
Marian’s House to Provide Support for Individuals with Memory Loss (3/31/11)
The Farash Foundation has made a grant of $550,000 to the Jewish Home Foundation for the development of a special setting in the Town of Brighton for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss. Read More...
 
Free kids' book program keys on Jewish heritage (3/7/11 Democrat and Chronicle)
Jewish children's books are now available to local families for free through a national program called The PJ Library. Read More...
 
A Message from the Foundation (3/1/11)
Max Farash’s success was built on vision . . . and on getting the details right. As stewards of Max and Marian Farash’s legacy, we also are intent on doing both. Read More...
 
Executive Officers Appointed to Farash Foundation (10/12/10)
As it prepares to assume the full assets of its benefactors, the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation has appointed executive staff to manage its operations. Read More...
 
Portraits of Philanthropy (4/4/10 Democrat and Chronicle)
In tough economic times with an ebb in charitable giving, the Rochester region is about to reap the benefit of an unusual burst of generosity. Read More...