GAR grants are awarded to organizations and programs that help Akron, Ohio become smarter, stronger, and more vibrant.


Systemic Solutions:

In June, 2017 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. In conjunction with key partners, we focus on roots causes to seek long-term solutions at the intersections between these three systems:

        • Early Childhood Education
        • K-16 Education
        • Economic & Workforce Development

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Community Programs:

GAR remains invested in well-led, high-functioning organizations that are working at scale in the following areas:

    • Basic Needs
    • Arts & Culture
    • Nonprofit Sector Advancement

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