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Max & Marian Farash Charitable Foundation


Last Updated: 2016-05-11

At A Glance

Max & Marian Farash Charitable Foundation

255 East Ave.

Rochester, NY United States 14604-2625

Telephone: (585) 218-9855


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

  • Family foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $257,411,985

Total giving: $5,011,380






Established in 1988 in NY

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily for arts and culture, education, entrepreneurship, and Jewish life.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Farash Prize for Social Entrepreneurship

The foundation feels that grassroots social entrepreneurs too often go unrecognized by their communities. The foundation created this prize in order to honor individuals for significant accomplishments as social entrepreneurs. The goal of the prize is to honor what has been accomplished, and give visibility to individual entrepreneurs and their organizations. The prize encourages the continuation of innovative approaches to not only meet, but reduce, community needs. In recognition of the winner's accomplishments, the winner’s affiliated organization (not the individual themselves) receives $100,000. The prize is awarded on a biennial basis. See foundation web site for eligibility criteria and deadlines. .

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Education
  • Family disability resources
  • Family services
  • Higher education
  • Human services
  • Independent living for people with disabilities
  • Judaism
  • Nonprofits
  • Special population support
  • Undergraduate education
  • University education
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children and youth
  • Students
  • Judaic institutions
  • Public charities

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $257,411,985 (market value)

Expenditures: $23,517,930

Total giving: $5,011,380

Qualifying distributions: $6,876,856