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

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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 […]

February 25, 2013
GAR Foundation awards more than $1.5 million in grants for first quarter 2013

GAR Foundation announces grants awarded at its first quarterly meeting for 2013. More than $1,598,000 was awarded to are nonprofits serving Greater Akron and Northeast Ohio. For more information, see our press release.

March 13, 2012
Two Innovative Articles All Nonprofit Leaders Should Read

The Stanford Social Innovation Review incubates groundbreaking writings on social change.  Two recent articles that GAR staff have been referencing include Collective Impact by John Kania & Mark Kramer and Channeling Change: Making Collective Imgpact Work by Fay Hanleybrownybrown, John Kania & Mark Kramer.  SSIR is the source of the material.   , ,, Jo ChangeChg      and Channelinctg Change: Making Collective   ImpactSSIRasSSIRas the source of […]

February 23, 2012
GAR Foundation Challenges the Community with a $800,000 commitment to Akron Public Schools’ STEM High School

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January 03, 2012
Christine Amer Mayer Assumes the Presidency of GAR Foundation

Christine Amer Mayer took over the reigns of GAR Foundation from Robert W. Briggs on January 1, 2012.  For further information on this transition, click here

November 28, 2011
President Robert W. Briggs to Hand Over Reins of GAR to Christine Amer Mayer

Christine Amer Mayer, Chief Operating Officer and Legal Counsel of GAR Foundation, will assume the presidency from Robert W. Briggs on January 1, 2012.  Read more here