About GAR

Strategic Priorities

GAR Foundation is one of the largest private foundations in Summit County, and a long-time supporter of organizations in the region focused on one of the following strategic priorities:

Education Basic Needs Civic Enhancement Arts and Culture

Grant Consideration

Primary consideration for grants is given to organizations in Summit County. In rare cases, adjoining counties (Cuyahoga, Medina, Portage, Stark and Wayne) are given secondary consideration.

GAR Foundation grants are made at the discretion of its distribution committee, acting within established guidelines and applicable laws. Grants are awarded occasionally outside the above primary areas.

GAR does not award grants to individuals. Grants are only made to organizations that have been recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or tax-exempt organizations with an appropriate fiscal sponsor and adequate accounting procedures.

Learn More About the Application Process


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 6, 2014 

April 7, 2014 

July 8, 2014 

October 6, 2014 

Grant Applications

February 1, 2014 

May 1, 2014 

August 1, 2014 

November 1, 2014 

April 17, 2015 Capital requests only 

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