May 01, 2014
Dina Younis joins GAR Foundation as new Communications & Events Associate

GAR Foundation is pleased to welcome Dina Younis of Akron as the new communications and event associate. Dina brings relevant experience to this role in writing, event management, marketing, and nonprofit public relations. Most recently, she held the position of grant writer at the Battered Women’s Shelter and previously served as the marketing and development […]

April 24, 2014
If you missed our “Understanding Collaboration” workshop last year, check this out!

BVU: The Center for Nonprofit Excellence, along with The Foundation Center, is offering a great no-fee workshop May 14 on how nonprofits can collaborate. There are so many options from which to choose – new ways of collaborating that meet your mission and organizational identity, but can save money and better serve your constituents. Check […]

March 17, 2014
GAR Foundation Awards $822,000 to 22 Community Nonprofits

GAR Foundation Awards $822,000 to 22 Community Nonprofits The Distribution Committee of GAR Foundation awarded $ 822,000 to 22 community organizations at its February 13, 2014 meeting.  Akron Public Schools (APS) received an award of $100,000 for its Great Leaders program. The Great Leaders initiative seeks to build significant building leadership (principals and assistant principals) […]

March 11, 2014
Arts & Cultural Assessment for Summit County Data Now Available

The individual survey reports and other community information gathered for the completed Arts & Cultural Assessment for Summit County are now available in the  following documents. Each title below provides for the detailed summaries of numerous inputs gathered to compile the landscape analysis of arts and culture in Summit County. Summit County Roundtable Summary   Summit […]

January 31, 2014
“Turning Values Into Metrics” workshop videos now available

After our recent workshop conducted by Summit Education Initiative on outcomes measurement and evaluation, we have created short videos from the workshop for reference. You can search through several topics and perhaps find one that will help guide your consideration about outcomes and impact for your organization.  We hope you find these vignettes useful.

January 17, 2014
Joint foundation report provides assessment of arts in Summit County

1/16/2014 – West Side Leader By Roger Durbin DOWNTOWN AKRON — The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and GAR Foundation commissioned a study called the Arts & Culture Assessment for Summit County, an inquiry which concluded Summit County residents have a high demand for arts and culture and value its importance to the local […]

January 13, 2014
GAR President Christine Mayer announces new arts landscape assessment

GAR Foundation president Christine Mayer today announced the release of a new comprehensive assessment of arts and culture in Summit County. The study was funded by GAR Foundation as well as the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Click on this press release for the highlights. For a web-link to the full report and […]

December 11, 2013
GAR Foundation Awards more than $2 million to local nonprofits at its November distribution meeting

For a list of G R Foundation’s grants awarded at our November 14, 2013 meeting, please click here.

August 27, 2013
GAR Awards $1,449,000 to 25 Greater Akron and Northeast Ohio Nonprofits

NEWS RELEASE                                                                                                             […]

May 21, 2013
GAR Foundation Refines Approach to Education and Awards $1,641,305 to Area Nonprofits

AKRON, Ohio (May 15, 2013) — In its largest grant-making quarter of the year, GAR Foundation awarded $1,641,305 to 43 area nonprofits. The Foundation’s Distribution Committee also approved new priorities for Education grantmaking.  “Our grantmaking emphasis in this arena stems from a belief that a solid education opens doors throughout a person’s life,” President Christine […]