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.
Educator Initiative Grants available
The 2017 Educator Initiative Grant (EIG) program application is now available on the GAR Foundation website. The EIG program is an annual program separate and distinct from GAR’s regular grant-making in the area of education. The goal of EIG is to support teacher-initiated, classroom-based projects and methods that demonstrably impact student academic achievement. The deadline […]
GAR's offices will be closed for the holidays
GAR Foundation offices will be closed December 23, 2016 – January 1, 2017. Our offices will reopen on Monday, January 2, 2017. We wish you a happy and safe holiday season! Header photo of Downtown Akron by Shane Wynn for Akron Stock
Hope beneath the surface
As 2016 draws to a close, many of us will do what we do at the end of every year: we will pause, reflect, recall the highs and lows, and perhaps try to extract a lesson or two. My prediction is that this exercise might be more challenging than usual this year! It has been […]