GAR Foundation grants are awarded to the organizations, programs and projects that foster the needs of the community and fall within our four primary areas of giving. These areas are:
Education is GAR Foundation’s highest funding priority. GAR supports high-quality, evidence-based programs which advance children, families and professionals across the Cradle-to-Career educational continuum.
Basic Needs and Independence:
GAR is committed to supporting a networked community that effectively deploys resources to vulnerable populations, while empowering all toward self-sufficiency, independence, and good health.
GAR supports programs that foster civic engagement, enhance downtown vibrancy, and advance the economic strength of Greater Akron.
Arts and Culture:
GAR is committed to arts programs and experiences that engage audiences, enrich quality of life, and empower the growth of the sector in Greater Akron.