The Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation is awarding up to $1 million for new charter school sites in Monroe and Ontario counties. According to the Democrat and Chronicle, the grants of up to $500,000 will be available to charter schools, charter management organizations or education management organizations to expand operations to additional sites or establish new charter schools. Proposals to be awarded the grants are due on August 29th and the awards will be announced on November 20th.
Isobel Goldman, the Director of Grants and Programs for the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation, said that:
“The Farash Foundation is committed to looking for every possible model of education that will enhance learning for students in Ontario and Monroe counties.”
The foundation commissioned the Rochester-based Center for Governmental Research to assess the effectiveness of charter schools. The report titled “The Context for Assessing the Role of Charter Schools,” provides a brief background for the foundation’s latest project. The report found that aggregate data shows local charter school students outperform City School District students.