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.
GAR now accepting Letters of Inquiry for 2018 grant funding considerations
GAR Foundation is now accepting Letters of Inquiry (LOI) for 2018 grant funding considerations. We now offer a simple online form for LOI submissions. A member of our staff will contact you after we receive your LOI to let you know whether you should complete a formal application. Click here to read about our updated […]
Thinking about making a charitable gift? Browse our nonprofit database
Kick off the charitable season by learning more about the many organizations who work tirelessly to create change in our community. GAR Foundation is proud to support over 100 organizations serving Akron and Summit County in 2017. Need some inspiration? Our grantee database includes GAR’s recent and past grantees, many hosting Giving Tuesday and Annual […]
GAR Foundation awards more than $2.5 million to nonprofit organizations
At its final quarterly meeting of the year, GAR Foundation announced $2,504,000 in funding to Summit County community organizations. With these grants, the Foundation’s giving to the community will total just over $6 million this year. GAR awarded several large grants in support of its strategic work in the education space, including $450,000 to the […]