GAR Foundation awards more than $1.7 million in grants to Akron-area nonprofits

GAR Foundation offered a competitive granting fund to Knight Arts Challenge winners to support 12 projects. Some of the grantees include:

  • Akron Soul Train: $25,000 will fund Artist Fellowships.

  • Bechdel Fest: $18,000 will fund Bechdel Fest, a female-centric film festival that celebrates women both in front of and behind the camera. Fiscal sponsor: Crafty Mart.

  • Crafty Mart: $10,000 will be put toward operations

  • Curated Storefront: $10,000 will fund Curated Storefront, a series of ongoing exhibitions activating unused storefronts with multimedia art installations. Fiscal sponsor: Miami Foundation.

  • Downtown Akron Partnership: $85,000 will be put toward operations.

  • Urban Troubadour: $8,000 will fund an interactive, roving chamber concert that highlights Akron's hidden gems. Fiscal sponsor: Chamber Music Society of Ohio.

For a full list of grantees in this cycle, click on the title link above.