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.
Keep Akron Beautiful
GAR’s Grantee Spotlight series is our effort to showcase many of the inspiring programs and nonprofit organizations in Summit County. These are the people who inspire us to do better. The organizations who tirelessly work towards a cause. The ones we’re proud to call our partners in philanthropy. We’re excited to introduce a new series […]
GAR Foundation awards more than $1.5 million in grants to community organizations
Akron, Ohio (Aug 23, 2016) – GAR Foundation announced Tuesday $1,568,500 in funding to 38 community organizations in Summit County. The largest grant in the amount of $450,000 was awarded to United Way of Summit County. A sizable portion of that grant will directly support United Way’s work in the education area; the balance is […]
Six things to explore on our new website
We’ve been enjoying the new changes around here and hope you have too! If you haven’t had a chance to check out our new website, here are six new things to explore: Beware the “Gar” jar! Addressing the mispronunciation of our name was long overdue. Check out our blog: Though our blog isn’t new, our enhanced […]