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: 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 […] Learn More

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