GAR Foundation awards sizable grants to ConxusNEO, ArtsNow

Akron’s GAR Foundation is lending its continued support to three of Summit County’s biggest organizations: ConxusNEOArtsNow and the Akron Art Museum.

The foundation on Monday, April 23, announced more than $1.2 million in funding to area nonprofits. Among the grants awarded, ConxusNEO, a workforce development agency in Summit County that seeks to match local training initiatives with the needs of area employers, and ArtsNow, an arts advocacy and promotion group for the county, each received $125,000, according to a news release. The Akron Art Museum received $100,000 for its work in the coming year.

“ConxusNEO is doing the complex work of systemic, demand-driven workforce development. We are proud to support their efforts to improve connections between workers who need work and companies that need workers,” said Christine Mayer, president of GAR Foundation, in the release.

ArtsNow, which was launched three years ago, runs the SummitLive365 website, which spotlights local artists and events, but, maybe more importantly, the group also links artists to businesses and holds public conversations about how the arts scene can boost the region’s economy, among other things.

Other sizable grants include $140,000 to support ACCESS Inc., which helps homeless women and children, over two years and $85,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Western Reserve to support its out-of-school time programs.

For a complete list of grants, go to the GAR Foundation’s website.

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