May 28, 2020
Summit County educators receive grants from GAR Foundation for classroom-based projects
GAR Foundation announced $350,000 in funding to 32 teams of educators through its annual Educator Initiative Grant program.
May 21, 2020
GAR Foundation awards more than $1 million in grants to Akron area nonprofits
GAR Foundation awarded $1,030,500 in grants to Akron organizations at its May grant distribution meeting. This round of funding included $150,000 in unsolicited relief grants to 17 nonprofit organizations immediately impacted by the pandemic.
April 10, 2020
Letter of Inquiry Process on hold
We know that many of GAR’s grantees have been dramatically impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and we expect that we are only just beginning to understand how the pandemic will affect our nonprofit community. For that reason, as of April 10, 2020 GAR Foundation has paused the Letter of Inquiry process as we review strategies to […]
March 20, 2020
GAR Foundation awards $150,000 to the Akron Summit County COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund
GAR Foundation made a $150,000 emergency grant to support crisis relief efforts providing food, shelter, and other basic needs during the pandemic crisis.
February 27, 2020
What is Elevate Greater Akron?
Elevate Greater Akron is an economic development plan for the Greater Akron area. This initiative is the product of a first-ever collaboration between four entities: County of Summit, City of Akron, Greater Akron Chamber, and GAR Foundation, who came together to create a transformative, high-functioning and collaborative economic development system for Akron. Each entity, in […]
February 26, 2020
Why an accurate Census count is important for Akron
GAR Foundation is encouraging its community partners to spread the word about the Census.
February 07, 2020
Nationally Recognized Minority-Focused Startup Accelerator Coming To Akron
Bounce Innovation Hub, GAR Foundation, Burton D. Morgan Foundation, the City of Akron and the Greater Akron Chamber announced today their partnership with MORTAR, an accelerator and business development service for historically marginalized entrepreneurs.
December 13, 2019
GAR Foundation awards more than $2 million to Akron-area nonprofits
GAR Foundation recently awarded more than $2 million to Akron organizations in the areas of education, economic and workforce development, basic needs, arts and culture, and nonprofit sector advancement. A grant of $460,000 was awarded to advance Akron’s economic development strategy, Elevate Greater Akron. The Elevate strategy is the product of a groundbreaking partnership between […]
November 25, 2019
Essential Experiences connects Akron entrepreneurs with third-graders at Akron Public Schools
Earlier this year, GAR Foundation announced the launch of a new $1.2 million investment called Essential Experiences to provide every Akron Public Schools student in PreK through 5th grade with meaningful learning experiences outside of the classroom. We partnered with ArtSparks, Akron Art Museum, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Akron Zoo, Hale Farm & Village, […]
October 21, 2019
Applying for grants just got easier: We have a new online application portal!
GAR Foundation is pleased to announce that we recently updated our online application portal. The new system, called Foundant, is a user-friendly platform that will make applying for grants and letters of inquiry easier and more organized than ever! Keep reading to see what’s new in our online portal and how this change will affect […]