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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Grantee Spotlight: Conexus
  Conexus celebrated its relaunch and the announcement of a cross-sector campaign to better connect companies and job seekers in Summit County. The event on March 15 attracted a diverse group of civic leaders, companies, educators and trainers.  Formally known as Summit Workforce Solutions, Conexus is dedicated to supporting and sustaining a world-class, demand-driven, data-informed […] Learn More