The Foundation was formed in 2013, by entrepreneur Tariq Farid and his wife Asma Farid, as a philanthropic, non-profit corporation providing support for worthwhile causes in the U.S. and throughout the world.
We have experienced many blessings in life. Because of our faith, charity is fundamental to us. It’s personal, but we have started to talk more publicly about our giving. The importance of a public donation is the effect it has on others. It says to a wider community this is what we value, we believe in and think is important. We are firm believers that the best investments are made in the lives of others. By uplifting all members of our communities, we express our highest values of our community. Today, philanthropy continues to play a vital role in promoting human welfare in these areas and more. The Tariq & Asma Farid foundation is grounded in the concept of philanthropy. We work to ensure better lives for the greatest number of people at home and abroad. We are committed to benefiting organizations that feed the hungry, care and educate children and adults, treat those with life threatening illness, and welcome refugees. As our Foundation continues its work, we look forward to fulfilling our philanthropic goals and building new partnerships with organizations who share our goals.
Tariq FaridCEO & Founder
Tariq is founder of Edible Arrangements®, the pioneer and worldwide leader in fresh fruit arrangements and treats.
Asma is the Vice-President and Managing Partner of Farids & Co. LLC, a leading developer and management company.
Media & Coverage
Quinnipiac University and the Tariq Farid Foundation donate thousands to build playground at North Haven school
NORTH HAVEN — Quinnipiac University President John Leahy, First Selectman Michael Freda and Edible Arrangements CEO Tariq Farid attended a groundbreaking for a new playground to be built at Green Acres Elementary School Friday.
New playground in North Haven has groundbreaking ceremony
NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)–A new playground at North Haven Elementary School had its groundbreaking ceremony on Friday. The playground at Green Acres Elementary School cost $240,000.
Tariq Farid Foundation hosts fundraiser for refugees
On November 1st, the Tariq Farid Foundation hosted a dinner at the New Haven Lawn Club to benefit Syrians seeking to rebuild their lives in the midst of war, as well as refugees who have come to Connecticut.
Resident donates Lucas CPR device to North Haven Fire Department
North Haven Fire Chief Paul Januszewski demonstrated the Lucas Chest Compression system Monday, March 6 at fire department headquarters, and thanked town resident Tariq Farid for donating the device.