This expected three-year initiative of the Farash Foundation "seeks to make a significant investment in the work of charter schools in Monroe and Ontario (New York) counties, beginning with an allocation of up to $1 million in seed money this year (2013) for projects submitted by charter schools in these counties or by charter management organizations (CMOs) or education management organizations (EMOs) based elsewhere that will expand existing operations to additional sites or establish new charter school operations within these two counties."

Applicants must have 501(c)(3) status.

The award amount is up to $500,000, with consideration for renewal.