“GAR” is an acronym for Galen and Ruth Roush, the founders of the Foundation. The name is pronounced “je-a-är.”
Our offices are located at 277 E. Mill Street, Akron, OH 44308. Use the entrance at East Mill Street and exit at Union Street.
GAR does not publish an Annual Report every year. Videos from the 2014 Annual Report to the Community event can be found on the Videos page. Information on grants awarded by GAR for previous years is available on the Grants Awarded page.
GAR does not typically meet with potential applicants until a formal full application is submitted. The best way to determine if you should submit a full grant application is to complete our Letter of Inquiry. This process allows the GAR Foundation staff to determine if your project fits the funding priorities, before you invest time and effort in a full application. Submitting a Letter of Inquiry saves you time, as you only have to offer minimum information while still presenting your concept.
Organizations may submit no more than one (1) application per calendar year to GAR Foundation.
Contact Julie Watson, Grants Manager at 330-576-2915 for instructions on how to reset your password.
Please contact Julie Watson, Grants Manager at 330-576-2915.
GAR uses an automated online application that can be completed and submitted electronically. However, if you are having difficulties uploading your attachments to our online system, please notify our Grants Manager at 330-576-2915 and you may deliver your application attachments by hand to our offices by the appropriate deadline. Be aware that, regardless of attachments, all application must still be submitted online.
Applications are due by 5 p.m. of the deadline date. Due to the large number of applications received, we cannot accept late applications.
If the application deadline date falls on a weekend, then your application is due in our offices by 5 p.m. of the Monday following the deadline date.
Our Distribution Committee meets four times per year: in February, May, August, and November.
Applicants are notified by phone or email of the distribution committee’s award decisions within 24 hours of the meeting’s end. Written notification is also provided within one week of the meeting.
Usage of the GAR logo and communications related to the foundation must be approved by our communications manager. Please direct your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact Lisa Yates, Operations Coordinator at 330-576-2916.
The Andrew Jackson House does not offer tours.