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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Jessica Cherok Joins GAR as Grants & Evaluation Associate
We’re thrilled to welcome Jessica Cherok to our team. As Grants & Evaluation Associate, Jessica works with program staff and grantees to manage the Foundation’s grantmaking administration, evaluation projects, and learning initiatives. Prior to joining GAR Foundation, Jessica worked as a special projects manager at Project Learn of Summit County. Before that, she was a […]
GAR’s Kirstin Toth receives Distinguished Leader Award
Join us in congratulating GAR’s senior vice president, Kirstin Toth and Nick Browning, President of the Akron Region, Huntington National Bank, on receiving the Leadership Akron Distinguished Leader Award for their extraordinary efforts to advocate for education in Summit County. The award particularly honors their partnership and commitment to revitalize and stabilize Summit Education Initiative, bringing the organization from […]
We’re Narrowing our Focus
In the past fifty years, GAR Foundation has invested over $230 million in organizations to promote the quality of life, education, vibrancy, and economic opportunities of our community. We take great pride in these investments and the impact funded programs and organizations have made on Akron and Summit County. As funders, we often ask our […]
GAR celebrates local art students at Annual Art Show
GAR Foundation celebrated the artwork of undergraduate students representing The University of Akron and Kent State University’s schools of art at a reception last month. The artwork brighten the walls of the historic Andrew Jackson House, home to GAR’s offices from February-November. This year’s talented curator, Lindsey James, a graduate student specializing in Fine Art […]
College & Career Academies, Reimagining the Civic Commons among those awarded grants from GAR Foundation
Akron, Ohio (Feb 27, 2017) – GAR Foundation announced $1,405,000 in funding at its quarterly meeting in February to Summit County community organizations. Akron Public Schools and the Ohio Erie & Canalway Coalition are among those receiving the largest grants. Akron Public Schools received a three-year grant in the amount $300,000 for the expansion of […]
GAR Foundation is hiring a Grants & Evaluation Associate
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