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.
Applying for an Educator Initiative Grant? Start here.
Do you have an idea for your classroom that will advance student achievement? GAR’s Educator Initiative Grant program is an annual program that supports teacher-initiated, classroom-based projects in Summit County. If you’ve never applied for a grant before, this is a great place to start. This brief video walks you through the application process and […]
How Elevate Akron's new fundamentals will help the region prosper
Over the past year, economic development leaders from the City of Akron, Summit County and the Greater Akron Chamber have been working closely to reimagine how we can achieve greater economic prosperity in the Akron area. With relatively new leadership at each of the three participating organizations, the stars aligned in favor of revisiting how […]
New year, new review?
There are few things in professional life that can take the oxygen out of a room quite like the prospect of year-end performance reviews and new year goal-setting. Why is that? Many of us are goal-oriented people, after all. Many of us fancy ourselves introspective and eager to learn from our experiences. And yet, the […]