It was a year of mass action.
President & Trustee
We invite you to explore some of the highlights from this past year. In 2017…
We increased our grantmaking.
Barr's grantmaking budget increased from $55 million in 2015 to over $79 million in 2017. As we we look ahead to 2018, with a budget of $85 million, it's clear there's a lot to be excited about.
Grantmaking in 2017 totaled over $79 million.
This year, Barr awarded over $79 million in grants to advance our priority areas of Arts & Creativity, Climate, and Education.
Arts & Creativity$14,044,000
We expanded our board of trustees, continuing our evolution from family philanthropy to a legacy foundation.
In an uncertain national context, we joined other philanthropies in standing up for our values.
We launched new efforts, balancing focus and flexibility.
We witnessed the power of unlikely partnerships.
We supported the reimagination of what's possible.
We introduced the newest class of Barr Fellows.
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We invested in learning opportunities for our partners.
We celebrated forward progress and positive change.
Northeast States Extend Leadership on Clean Energy.
On August 23, the RGGI states announced the good news that they would extend and strengthen RGGI, reducing power plant emissions by another 30 percent from 2020 to 2030.
IT’S HAPPENING HERE: Public art lifts the Lynn community.
A Barr-supported public art initiative helps to transform downtown Lynn.
We're grateful for our many partners who made this work possible. Building on your achievements in 2017, we look forward to the new year.