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

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

Jim Canales

Jim Canales

President & Trustee

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

June 01, 2020 | Category: From the President

Navigating through a Pandemic

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

An update on Barr’s continuing COVID-19 response efforts.

May 21, 2020 | Category: COVID-19

Barr Commits $2 Million to Immigrant-Serving Organizations

Jim Canales

Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Newest grants in response to COVID-19 focus on supporting Massachusetts’ immigrant communities.

April 16, 2020 | Category: COVID-19

Investing Resources and Offering Flexibility

Jim Canales

Jim Canales

President & Trustee

How the Barr Foundation continues to respond to COVID-19.

April 02, 2020 | Category: From the President

A Message to Our Grantees on COVID-19

Jim Canales

Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Barr’s plans and commitments in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

March 13, 2020 | Category: Barr News

We Welcome Your Feedback

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Yvonne Belanger

Director of Learning & Evaluation

Barr’s Director of Learning and Evaluation describes three ways to share feedback with the Foundation.

February 27, 2020 | Category: Learning and Evaluation

Massachusetts Wants Climate Action and Leadership

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Mariella Puerto

Co-Director of Climate

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Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

New poll shows majorities across demographic groups now see climate change as a serious problem if left unaddressed.

February 13, 2020 | Category: Climate