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: Frequently Asked Questions About GAR's New Strategies
How do I know if my organization is a fit with GAR’s new strategies? First, look at your most recent grant award agreement from GAR Foundation. If it indicates that this is a final grant, that means your organization is no longer a fit with our strategy. For those organizations who have an active grant […] Learn More

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