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.
Frequently Asked Questions About GAR's New Strategies & Application Process
What are GAR’s new strategies? Please take a moment to read the update we shared in June, 2017 to understand the background and then read about our new areas of focus on our What we Fund page. How do I know if my organization is a fit with GAR’s new strategies? – First, look at […]
GAR Foundation awards grants to Summit County educators for classroom-based projects
The Distribution Committee of GAR Foundation announced $350,000 in funding to 33 teams of educators through its annual Educator Initiative Grant (EIG) program. The EIG program offers grants to teams of K-12 educators in Summit County’s public and private schools who present classroom innovations that will drive student success. Educators from Akron Public Schools’ Bridges Learning Center were awarded $7,300 for the Bridges Bulldogs Broadcast Network. This […]
GAR Foundation awards more than $1.2 million to area nonprofit organizations
At its quarterly meeting in April, GAR Foundation announced $1,252,500 in funding to Summit County community organizations. GAR awarded a number of large grants to key organizations that support the Foundation’s strategic efforts. GAR awarded a grant of $125,000 to ConxusNEO in support of its strategic workforce development efforts. ConxusNEO partners with companies to identify the skills they need; it then uses […]