More than $2 million awarded to community organizations from GAR Foundation
The organizations receiving support include:
- ACCESS, Inc., $20,000**, for renovation and update of emergency center.
- Actors’ Summit, $20,000, for support of the 2015-16 season.
- Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, $25,000**, for roof replacement.
- Alchemy, Inc., $45,000, for capacity-building and general operations
- Asian Services in Action, Inc., $50,000, for the International Community Empowerment Project.
- Battered Women’s Shelter, $25,000**, for one of three Renew and Restore Community Rooms.
- Building for Tomorrow, $75,000, for the Early Childhood Initiative.
- BVU: The Center for Nonprofit Excellence, $100,000, for general operations
- CASA Board Volunteer Association, Inc., $20,000, for general operations.
- Child Guidance & Family Solutions, $80,000, for the Toddlers and Preschoolers Succeeding Program (TAPS).
- Children’s Concert Society, $17,500, for the concert hall series and after-school outreach programs.
- City of Akron, $15,000, for the Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival
- Community Support Services, $20,000**, for Central Intake Services of homeless.
- Core Furniture Bank, $8,000, for general operations.
- Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad, $20,000** , to repair and restore an executive car and for cosmetic upgrades to aging fleet.
- Development Fund of the Western Reserve, Inc., $500,000, for the Targeted Loan Fund.
- Downtown Akron Partnership, $35,000, for general operations
- Family Promise of Summit County, Inc., $15,000, for general operations.
- Friends of 91.3 The Summit, $15,000*, for the 2015 membership challenge.
- Great Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America, $55,000, for the exploring/venturing program.
- ideastream, $45,000, for the STEM project in Twinsburg City Schools.
- Info line, Inc., $30,000, for the Summit County Basic Needs Access Service System.
- Jewish Family Service, $35,000, for general operations.
- Military Aviation Preservation Society, $20,000**, for the main hangar heating system.
- Mobile Meals, Inc., $13,000** , to purchase a commercial refrigerator.
- Our Lady of the Elms, $15,000**, for renovation of science labs.
- Salvation Army, Summit County Area Services, $20,000**, for a new gym floor.
- South Street Ministries, Inc., $20,000**, for the Front Porch project.
- Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, $30,000*, for the 2015 annual fund.
- Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, $20,000**, for the 2nd Century Restoration and Sustainability Campaign.
- The House of the Lord, $30,000**, for renovations of the youth center.
- The Nightlight, $15,000**, for a second exhibition space.
- The University of Akron Foundation , $20,000, for literacy coaching in Summit County
- Tri-County Jobs for Ohio Graduates, $50,000, for dropout prevention and dropout recovery services in 2015-16.
- Tri-County Jobs for Ohio’s Graduates, $12,000**, for parking lot replacement.
- Tuesday Musical Association , $30,000, for the 2015-16 concert season.
- United Way of Summit County, $450,000*, for the annual campaign.
- Weathervane Community Playhouse, $40,000, for the 2015-16 season.
- Western Reserve Historical Society, Inc., $25,000**, for historic preservation of Crafts & Trades buildings at Hale Farm & Village.
- Women’s Network, $6,500, for leadership training and professional development programs.
*The award consists of a challenge grant.
** The award is a capital grant.
For more information contact Dina Younis, communications manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330.572.2809.
GAR Foundation is a private foundation established in 1967 by Galen and Ruth Roush. Mr. Roush was the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Roadway Express. GAR Foundation invests in Greater Akron to promote quality of life, education, and economic opportunities for its people, in a culturally vibrant community. Since its inception, GAR has distributed more than $225 million to nonprofit organizations working in the Foundation’s areas of interest. Funding priorities include: Education, Basic Needs and Independence, Arts and Culture, and Civic Enhancement. The Foundation’s offices are housed within the historic Andrew Jackson House at 277 E Mill Street in Akron, Ohio.