The Virginia H. Farah Foundation is a gift of faith and a gift of love. Father Nicholas Husson shared the divinely inspired values of the Orthodox Christian Church with his children and his parish families. Keenly aware of her many blessings, his daughter Virginia sought some way to share the faith imparted by her father with the rest of the world. The result of this desire became the Virginia H. Farah Foundation.
The Foundation was established in 1983 as a Texas not-for-profit corporation by Virginia Farah. Prior to her death in June 1991, she contributed to the Foundation on an annual basis, primarily funding scholarships at the University of Texas at El Paso. Upon her death, she endowed the Foundation through a testamentary gift in the desire to return to the world many of the blessings bestowed upon her during her life.
As the daughter of an Orthodox Christian priest, Virginia Farah wanted to better the world through the promotion of Orthodox Christian values taught to her by her father. Consequently, the purpose of the Foundation is to provide funds to nonprofit organizations to help them carry out unique and innovative projects in specific fields. The Foundation hopes these projects will help spread the Christian message while improving the quality of life on earth.
The Virginia H. Farah Foundation makes grants for the maintenance and growth of the Orthodox Christian Church throughout the world. The Foundation looks for creative projects or programs that serve as catalysts for progress in the church and have a lasting impact. The Foundation focuses primarily on projects or programs where traditional sources of funding are unavailable.
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The Virginia H. Farah Foundation has made the difficult decision to not consider grant applications in 2018. It will next consider grant proposals in 2019. The next grant application deadline is now July 1, 2019. The Foundation apologizes for this late notice and any negative impact this may have on organizations that were planning to submit a grant application in 2018. This decision was not made lightly. The Foundation is working on a project it hopes will exponentially impact its giving capacity, thereby increasing its ability to fund more of the grant proposals that are submitted to it in the future.
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Virginia H. Farah Foundation
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Wichita, KS 67201-0457
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