Why We Fund
GAR’s mission is to help Akron become smarter, stronger, and more vibrant.
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What We Fund
GAR awards grants to organizations and programs that foster the needs of the Akron community and fall within our primary giving areas.
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When We Fund
GAR reviews grant proposals three times per year.
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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.

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Spotlight: Rob Lehr Joins GAR Foundation as Program Officer
We’re pleased to welcome Rob Lehr to GAR Foundation. As program officer, Rob works to advance the Foundation’s mission of helping Akron become smarter, stronger and more vibrant. Rob will be reviewing and evaluating grant inquiries and applications with a focus on the Foundation’s community grantmaking in the areas of basic needs, arts and culture, […] Learn More