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2018 Farash Prize for Social Entrepreneurship

Award to a New York Individual for Outstanding
Community Work through a Nonprofit

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation

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Award to a New York individual entrepreneur or volunteer at a nonprofit organization for creative approaches that meet and reduce community needs in Monroe or Ontario Counties. The award is accompanied by cash award that will be given to the individual’s organization.

Past awardees have included a domestic violence advocate, the co-founder and director of a neighborhood center, and the founder of a food bank.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 144860

Estimated Size of Grant:

The winner’s affiliated organization receives $100,000.

Term of Contract:

The Foundation does not make multi-year awards.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Only those organizations that are tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, and are not classified as private foundations or Type III supporting organizations under Section 509 of the code, are eligible to receive funds through this award program.

Individuals may work as employees or volunteers for their organizations.

Individuals cannot nominate themselves. Nominations should fulfill at least two of the following criteria:
- The individual(s) should be residents of Monroe or Ontario Counties in New York,
- Their affiliated organizations must be based in either of those two counties, and
- The project for which the nomination is being made should have taken place in Monroe and/or Ontario Counties.

Pre-Application Information:

Calendar Dates:
- Nominations Accepted: February 20, 2018
- Nominations Due: April 17, 2018
- The 2018 Prize will be awarded November 7, 2018 at the Dryden Theatre, George Eastman Museum. The winner is required to attend in person to receive his or her award.


Previous Awardees:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online application:

Isobel Goldman, Director of Grants and Programs
(585) 479-4462

Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation
255 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York: Monroe and Ontario Counties