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.
Good Intentions, Not So Good Results: When Strategies and Aspirations Collide
Let’s all pause for a moment of honesty: You complete a grant proposal with high hopes and aspirations that what you intend to do will actually produce the results you desire. Then, reality sinks in and the results don’t match up to your aspirations. The truth is, sometimes strategies just don’t work out. Summit Education […]
How Immigrants and Refugees Contribute to Akron's Growth
A recent study by the Partnership for a New American Economy highlights the critical role and economic contributions of immigrants and refugees in Akron. Below are a few of the key findings from the report. Immigrants and refugees: Help offset Akron’s population decline Akron’s total population decreased by 1% from 2007-2013. The 30.8% increase in […]
From Concept To Reality
Each year, through our Educator Initiative Grant program, GAR Foundation comes across teachers who take initiative in their classrooms to address a problem or create a new program. These are teams of teachers all across Summit County who call others to action and energize them with the aim of improving teaching and learning. Dave Ternent […]