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.
GAR's major investment in 'STARS' advances early learning centers in Akron
STARS: Supporting Teachers and Ready Students is a major $618,000 investment from GAR Foundation designed to engage a cohort of up to 25 community-based early learning centers in high-quality early childhood instructional development. STARS provides expert tools and support to help early learning centers navigate the state’s quality rating system, Step Up to Quality (SUTQ), […]
GAR rounds out the year with more than $1.6 million in grants to local organizations
Akron, Ohio (November, 27 2018) – GAR Foundation announced today grants totaling $1,696,250 to key organizations that support the Foundation’s strategic priorities. A grant of $350,000 was awarded to the Greater Akron Chamber’s nonprofit subsidiary to support implementation of Akron’s new economic development strategy known as Elevate Akron–The New Fundamentals. The plan brings together entities […]
New $5 million investment from GAR Foundation and Knight Foundation will help build a more vibrant, connected downtown with restoration of Akron Civic Theatre
Akron, Ohio — Nov. 15, 2018 — Akron Civic Theatre today announced plans to transform Akron’s Whitelaw Building into a vibrant new theatre, revitalizing a key corridor of Akron’s primary downtown entertainment and residential district and introducing new opportunities for Akron residents to meet and connect. The project is a collaboration with the Bowery Development […]