Established in 1967, GAR Foundation was born of the philanthropic desire of the Roush family to support the needs of those in the Greater Akron area community. Driven by our history, we believe long-lasting impact happens in communities, families, and individuals when they are invested in and given opportunities to flourish.
Join the movement: #GivingTuesday
November 29 is Giving Tuesday, an annual celebration of global giving. Kick off the charitable season by learning more about the many organizations who work tirelessly to create change in our community. GAR Foundation is proud to support more than 100 organizations serving Summit County in 2016. Need some giving inspiration? The list below includes GAR’s […]
GAR Foundation awards $648,000 in grants to community organizations
Akron, Ohio (Nov 22, 2016) – At its final quarterly meeting of the year, GAR Foundation announced $648,000 in funding to Summit County community organizations. This quarter’s distribution brings the Foundation’s total contributions to community organizations to just over $6.1 million this year. This quarter’s largest grant in the amount of $195,000 was awarded to […]
Systemic Inequity: An honest reckoning
My friend and colleague Brian Frederick referenced in his recent blog post the Racial Equity Institute (REI) “Groundwater” training session. I attended that powerful session as well, and I was struck by the questions it raised related to the growth and opportunity challenges we face. REI suggests, and indeed proves with a hefty catalog of […]