Capital Grants


Capital applications have closed for this year.

Note: GAR recently updated its online application portal. Read about that update here.

2021 Capital Criteria

Capital projects are defined as new buildings or renovations or expansion to existing facilities/buildings.

  • Projects must advance GAR’s strategies in the areas of education, economic and workforce development, basic needs, arts and culture, and nonprofit sector advancement. 
  • Organizations that have already received, or plan to apply for, operating or program funding in 2021 may apply.
  • Requested amount must be $50,000 or less.
  • The organization (and project within the application) must be located within Summit County.
  • Funds must be deployed within 18 months of grant award.
  • 100% of the organization’s board members must have already contributed to the capital project (and/or to the overall organization if the capital project is not part of a discrete capital campaign).
  • Capital project must be critical to the organization’s mission.
  • Organization must be able to show that project will create quantifiable efficiencies.
  • The capital campaign must be near completion (most dollars already raised).
  • Organization must have exhausted most other potential funding sources.
  • GAR does not fund vehicles,  technology, or organizations working in subjects outside of GAR’s strategic priorities.