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.
Showing up for Akron
Showing up is just the start, but we need to start somewhere. Sometimes we have to start, or restart with a clearer vision in mind. I think of this when I think about the exciting opportunities that lie ahead for Akron and especially our children in Akron Public Schools. Showing up is the important first starting […]
Frequently Asked Questions About GAR's New Strategies
How do I know if my organization is a fit with GAR’s new strategies? First, look at your most recent grant award agreement from GAR Foundation. If it indicates that this is a final grant, that means your organization is no longer a fit with our strategy. For those organizations who have an active grant […]
Akron unleashes its problem-solvers
Much has changed in our community over the last few years. We have witnessed leadership change in City Hall and in several key anchor institutions. We’ve seen political change at every level of government. We’ve seen slow economic progress, and a continuing erosion of the middle class, with cascading effects on all our civic systems. […]