About GAR

Grantee Resources

GAR Foundation is deeply committed to helping our grantees and all nonprofit organizations to be strong and healthy. We endeavor to offer many kinds of assistance, well beyond grant checks. The first and most important recommendation we make to any nonprofit organization seeking to improve itself is to check out the extensive on-line and human resources offered by our long-time partner, BVU:The Center for Nonprofit ExcellenceWe are hard-pressed to name a nonprofit governance or capacity issue BVU:CNE cannot help you tackle.

Fund for our Economic Future Call to Action

GAR and Knight Foundation Nonprofit Board Study

Collective Impact

Cultural Data Project FAQs

Grantee Press Kit 

Sample Press Release 

Arts & Culture Assessment for Summit County 

Arts In Crisis

BVU: The Center for Nonprofit Excellence

Council on Foundations


Federal Grants Clearinghouse

Fund for Our Economic Future


Independent Sector

Philanthropy Ohio

Summit County Scholarships

Summit Education Initiative

The Center for Community Solutions

The Foundation Center

Resources for Nonprofit Financial Management 

Grantee Spotlight 

Alchemy, Inc. 
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A Closer Look blog:
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Letter of Inquiry

LOIs are reviewed on a weekly basis, so you may submit one at any time. Please visit our Letter of Inquiry page for detailed deadline information.  

January 5, 2015 

April 6, 2015 

June 29, 2015 

October 5, 2015 

Grant Applications 

February 1, 2015 

May 1, 2015 

August 1, 2015

November 1, 2015

April 17, 2015 Capital requests only 

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