GAR Foundation’s mission is to help Akron become smarter, stronger, and more vibrant.
Our Vision: 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.