Special Initiatives

In addition to the general categories in which grants are offered, the Foundation undertakes special projects to fulfill its mission, as determined by its trustees.

Entrepreneurship Fund

Encouraging entrepreneurship, innovation, and business growth through educational programming in collaboration with not-for-profit entities in Monroe and Ontario counties.

Farash Institute for Jewish Education

An entity dedicated to lifelong Jewish learning for the greater Rochester community.

Farash Prize for Social Entrepreneurship

Established to recognize and reward the best innovative approaches in Monroe and Ontario counties to our society’s most pressing problems.

First in Family Scholarships

Created to enable first-generation college students from Monroe and Ontario counties to attend and graduate from college without financial debt.