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.
Narrowing our Focus
In the past fifty years, GAR Foundation has invested over $230 million in organizations to promote the quality of life, education, vibrancy, and economic opportunities of our community. We take great pride in these investments and the impact funded programs and organizations have made on Akron and Summit County. As funders, we often ask our […]
Bookmark this: four thoughts on social change
One of my favorite communication resources, frank hosts a gathering each year that brings the best minds in communications to share ideas around social change. I always return home feeling invigorated and ready to infuse my new learning into my work here in Akron. There’s always a lot to process after any great conference, but when […]
41st Cleveland International Film Festival
GAR Foundation is proud to support the 41st Cleveland International Film Festival with a $20,000 grant for programming in downtown Akron. The festival will premier the film, Burn the Ships, a story about The Akron Racers at the Akron-Summit County Main Library in downtown Akron on March 31. Movie-goers can enjoy $2 off CIFF tickets […]