We are always looking to support organizations that can help us advance our mission. We are open to new ideas and we invite you to submit yours through our application form.
Before submitting your idea, we suggest you read about our grants process and familiarize yourself with our areas of interest. As much as possible we try to support local charities and organizations.
In addition to our focus areas, the Foundation supports additional, unique projects that improve lives and which Tariq and Asma Farid have a special passion.
The Foundation Board may at any time in its discretion make grants to deserving and qualified recipients on its initiative, not inconsistent with the Guidelines, and subject to further terms and conditions as the Board deems appropriate.
Our grant making is focused on initiatives and organizations that:
Grant Application Process
Interested in applying for a grant? Please follow these steps:
Carefully review our grant guidelines
This document provides important information about our funding priorities and eligibility requirements. If you believe your program is a good match with our Foundation's mission, go to step 2.
Speak with Tariq & Asma Farid Foundation Staff
When you speak with Tariq & Asma Farid Foundation staff, we can determine if your program or project is a good fit within our mission and funding priorities and whether it makes sense to apply. We know your time is limited and we’d rather provide guidance upfront before you spend time completing an application! We can also answer any questions you may have about the application process. Please note that approval to apply does not in any way guarantee funding.
Please contact +1 (678) 904-1585 to set up a phone call. Do not skip this step – call before you apply!
Download and Complete Our Grant Application
Once you’ve spoken with Foundation staff and received approval to apply, you can download and complete this fillable form. Be sure to include the supporting documents requested on the application when you send it in.
Who We Support
Organizations and Programs That We Support
The Tariq & Asma Farid Foundation supports organizations and programs that directly benefit individuals in need. In general, we prefer to fund specific programs, and direct, tangible assistance, rather than equipment or general operating support. The Foundation prefers to fund organizations that primarily serve residents in Connecticut as well as around the world. Organizations funded by the Tariq & Asma Farid Foundation must be tax-exempt under IRS code section 501(c)3.
Activities We DO NOT Support
The Tariq & Asma Farid Foundation does not make grants to support the following:
- Political campaigns, including lobbying or activities influencing the outcome of legislative or electoral process
- Deficit spending or debt liquidation
- Endowments or capital campaigns
- Feasibility studies
- Team sponsorship or individual sports people