GAR Foundation

Member Listing

  • Areas of Interest:
    Early Care and Education
  • Established in 1967, GAR Foundation was born of the philanthropic desire of the Roush family to support the needs of those in the Greater Akron area community. Every child gets a great start in life and benefits from the best education, preparing for lifelong success, meaningful employment, and career advancement. Companies grow in our talent-rich environment, creating an abundance of career opportunities. Pathways to prosperity are equitable, readily accessible and easily navigated by everyone, especially those most in need. All residents and businesses feel connected to Greater Akron, are energized by its creative assets and aligned around broadly shared goals.

  • Where we fund:

    Local, Akron OH


    What we’re working on now:

    In June, 2017 the foundation narrowed its focus with the goal of deepening our community outcomes. By this we mean that with a portion of our funds, we seek to do fewer things better, to go deeper in a small number of high-priority areas. In conjunction with key partners, we focus on roots causes to seek long-term solutions at the intersections between these three systems:

    • Early Childhood Education
    • K-16 Education
    • Economic & Workforce Development