What We Fund
GAR awards grants to organizations, programs and projects that foster the needs of the community and fall within our four primary areas of giving.
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When We Fund
GAR reviews grant proposals four times per year. Proposals and Letters of Inquiry have their own deadlines.
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Why We Fund
GAR invests in Greater Akron to promote quality of life, education, and economic opportunities for its people, in a culturally vibrant community.
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About GAR

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.

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Spotlight: We're 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 […] Learn More
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