After determining eligibility and receiving approval from your Letter of Inquiry submission, you are now ready to apply for a grant with GAR Foundation. The application is available through our online application portal only. You can save your application and log in at any time to review or make changes.
We strongly encourage you read this important update from GAR. 


New Applicants:


Creating a New Applicant Account


  • Step 1 Once you’ve opened the appropriate application link (below), click on the “New Applicant” link on the login page to create a new account using an email address and password.
  • Step 2 Next, you will be prompted to complete a brief eligibility quiz.
  • Step 3 After you’ve completed the registration, you will receive a confirmation email with a link and login information so you can begin your application.




Logging into your account


Log in here or click on the Applicant Login button at the top of this page to submit a new application or view previous application forms submitted.

Returning Applicants


Watch this video if you have technical questions about the application process.


NOTE: Be sure to write down your login name and password for future reference. We do not have access to your password. If you forget your password, click on Forgot Password on the login page and follow the prompts. If you have questions or trouble accessing your online application, contact our offices at 330.572.2809.

Application Links:

Applying for an Education, Basic Needs & Independence or Civic Enhancement grant?
Click here for the 2017 application

Applying for an Arts & Culture grant?
Click here for the 2017 application




GAR now requires arts applicants to complete a Cultural Data Profile annually through the DataArts website (formally The Cultural Data Project) as application for funding. All applicants are also required to complete a very brief GAR arts application prior to the scheduled deadlines.
Step 1: Read the DataArts FAQs
Step 2: Determine if you need to submit a Letter of Inquiry.
Step 3: Submit a Cultural Data Profile via the DataArts website.
Step 4: Complete the brief GAR Foundation Arts & Culture application by the appropriate deadline.

It may take some time to gather the materials you need to enter your data for the Cultural Data Profile, so we recommend getting started at least two weeks before your deadline.


You’ve submitted an application, now what?

During the grant review process, you may be contacted for an interview or to provide additional information.If your grant is approved, a program officer will contact you by phone to inform you of the award decision within 24 hours of our Distribution Committee meeting, and a grant award agreement will be sent to you within seven working days. You then sign and remit the agreement and funds will be released per the terms of the grant agreement. If your grant is denied or deferred, a program officer will contact you within 24 hours of our Distribution Committee meeting to discuss with you the reasons why, and any applicable next steps.