October 06, 2017
Resources from Annual Educator Conference

Thank you for another great Educator Conference!  Below you will find contact information and resources from the day. Be sure to stay connected with us by signing up to receive updates and invitations.   This year’s theme was Expanding Boundaries and addressed the following questions: How do we ignite and foster the spirit of innovation in a student? How can we […]

September 25, 2017
Workshops & Seminars Now Open

Back in June, we shared the news that GAR Foundation will be narrowing its focus with the goal of deepening our community outcomes. We also announced that part of this strategic shift will include an opportunity for grantees and nonprofits to attend a number of Technical Assistance workshops and seminars to help nonprofit organizations in building […]

August 29, 2017
Dr. Heather Burton announced as keynote speaker for Annual Educator Conference

GAR Foundation is thrilled to announce Heather E. Burton, PhD as the keynote speaker for the 2017 Annual Educator Conference on October 5, 2017 in Akron. Dr. Burton currently serves as Director of IDEAL-N and Partner Institutions Faculty and Student Development at Case Western Reserve University. She is adjunct faculty in Pan-African Studies and Social […]

July 12, 2017
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 […]

July 05, 2017
Akron unleashes its problem-solvers

Much has changed in our community over the last few years.  We have witnessed leadership change in City Hall and in several key anchor institutions. We’ve seen political change at every level of government. We’ve seen slow economic progress, and a continuing erosion of the middle class, with cascading effects on all our civic systems. […]

June 30, 2017
Strategy Information Sessions

Nonprofit organizations are invited to join GAR Foundation for an informational session to learn more and ask questions about our new strategies. We strongly encourage attendance by the executive director, a staff member, and board leader to ensure that news of the changes gets to all interested parties in an organization. Registration is required and spaces […]

June 12, 2017
Podcast: Kirstin Toth discusses GAR’s new strategic focus

Click here to listen to GAR’s Senior Vice President, Kirstin Toth discuss the Foundation’s new strategic priorities on the Jasen Sokol show on WAKR.

June 05, 2017
What’s next for GAR Foundation?

Back in March, we shared the news that GAR Foundation will be narrowing its focus with the goal of deepening our community outcomes.  By this we mean that with a portion of our funds, we seek to do fewer things better, to go deeper in a small number of high-priority areas, driving toward root causes […]

May 23, 2017
Akron Development Corporation, ArtsNow among 46 organizations receiving grants from GAR Foundation

Akron, Ohio (May 23, 2017) – GAR Foundation announced grants totaling $1,404,000 to 46 area nonprofit organizations at its May distribution meeting. The Akron Development Corporation, a nonprofit subsidiary of the City of Akron, received a grant in the amount of $150,000 to support the development and implementation of an economic development strategy for the […]

May 16, 2017
GAR awards grants to Summit County educators for classroom projects

AKRON, Ohio (May 16, 2017) — The Distribution Committee of GAR Foundation announced Thursday $350,000 in funding to 38 teams of educators through its annual Educator Initiative Grant (EIG) program, an initiative that offers grants to teams of K-12 educators in Summit County’s public and private schools. Educators from Jennings Community Learning Center were awarded […]