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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Impact: nowadays, that seems to be the watchword of the nonprofit sector as we engage more deeply with students both in and out of school. For-profit organizations have long been able to assess their impact using financial measures like net profit margins, profitability ratios, return on investment, etc. But for nonprofits, where success is not […] Learn More