After determining eligibility and receiving approval from your Letter of Inquiry submission, you are now ready to apply for a grant with GAR Foundation. The application is available through our online application portal only. You can save your application and log in at any time to review or make changes.

Before you apply read this:



Application Links:

Applying for a Community Programs grant? (Arts & Culture, Basic Needs, Nonprofit Sector Leadership)
Click here for the 2018 application

Applying for a Systemic Solutions grant? (Early Childhood Education, K-16 Education, Economic & Workforce Development)
Click here for the 2018 application



New Applicants:


Creating a New Applicant Account


  • Step 1 Once you’ve opened the appropriate application link (above), click on the “New Applicant” link on the login page to create a new account using an email address and password.
  • Step 2 Next, you will be prompted to complete a brief eligibility quiz.
  • Step 3 After you’ve completed the registration, you will receive a confirmation email with a link and login information so you can begin your application.




Logging into your account


Log in here or click on the Applicant Login button at the top of this page to continue working on an application or to view previous application forms submitted.

Returning Applicants


NOTE: Be sure to write down your login name and password for future reference. We do not have access to your password. If you forget your password, click on Forgot Password on the login page and follow the prompts. If you have questions or trouble accessing your online application, contact our offices at 330.576.2915.


You’ve submitted an application, now what?

During the grant review process, you may be contacted for an interview or to provide additional information.If your grant is approved, a program officer will contact you by phone to inform you of the award decision within 24 hours of our Distribution Committee meeting, and a grant award agreement will be sent to you within seven working days. You then sign and remit the agreement and funds will be released per the terms of the grant agreement. If your grant is denied or deferred, a program officer will contact you within 24 hours of our Distribution Committee meeting to discuss with you the reasons why, and any applicable next steps.