Hear from staff and partners about aspirations, accomplishments, and lessons learned along the way.

Reimagining More Just Public Spaces

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Kim Szeto

Guest Author · Program Director, Public Art, New England Foundation for the Arts

Announcing new grant opportunity for Massachusetts artists and communities to plan and execute public art that creates more just, vibrant, and welcoming public spaces.

September 10, 2020 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Glimmers of a Future We Need

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Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

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Dr. Aaron Bernstein

Guest Author · Interim director at the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Today's solutions to our public health crisis are also long-term solutions for transportation and climate.

September 02, 2020 | Category: COVID-19

Barr Foundation Seeks Education Program Associate

The associate will focus on Barr's efforts to fuel fresh school designs that put success within reach of all students across New England.

August 19, 2020 | Category: Job Openings

An Enduring Commitment to Racial Equity

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Foundation trustees outline key principles for Barr’s racial equity work.

August 05, 2020 | Category: From the President

Adapting to a Pandemic: Barr’s Climate Program

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Mariella Puerto

Co-Director of Climate

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Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

An update on actions, learnings, and priorities from Barr’s Climate team amid the pandemic.

July 29, 2020 | Category: COVID-19

Barr Awards $1.36 Million to Nonprofits Supporting Black Communities in Response to COVID-19

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

The Foundation’s third set of grants in response to the pandemic focuses on organizations serving Black communities.

July 14, 2020 | Category: COVID-19

Barr Awards $12 Million in Second Quarter of 2020

New grants include support for reimagining public space post-pandemic; retrofitting Massachusetts’ triple-deckers for energy efficiency; and surveying K-12 parents on the educational challenges of COVID-19.

June 25, 2020 | Category: Barr News

Barr Foundation Names Lynn Harwell as Vice President for Administration

Experienced leader to assume new role strengthening the Foundation’s operations and talent management.

June 10, 2020 | Category: Barr News

New Support Available to Massachusetts Schools Planning for 2020-21 School Year

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Leah Hamilton

Director of Education

Timely, expert support for school and system leaders navigating COVID19 and planning for the 2020-21 school year.

June 09, 2020 | Category: Education

Actions > Words

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

In another moment of shared tragedy, profound sadness and anger, we must act.

June 01, 2020 | Category: From the President