About GAR

Eligible Organizations

GAR funding is focused in Summit County. On a limited basis, secondary consideration may be given to applications from eligible organizations in the five adjacent counties of Cuyahoga, Medina, Portage, Stark and Wayne.


GAR does NOT make awards to:

  • Individuals
  • Private, non-operating foundations
  • National organizations
  • Hospitals or their affiliated foundations, except for collaborative efforts permitted under the law and designed to reduce costs and promote efficient delivery of medical services
  • Organizations that have not been recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code unless they have an appropriate fiscal sponsor and adequate accounting procedures

Criteria for Selection