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

Three New Community Foundations Join “Creative Commonwealth” Partnership – Cambridge, Greater Lowell, and MetroWest

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E. San San Wong

Director of Arts & Creativity

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SueEllen Kroll

Senior Program Officer, Arts & Creativity

Expanded initiative now includes eight community foundations. Next three years to feature new and deepened investments, experiments, and learning to advance more equitable, vibrant, and sustainable arts and creativity in communities across Massachusetts.

November 15, 2023 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Barr Staffing Updates

Welcoming new additions to the Barr team and acknowledging colleagues assuming new responsibilities.

October 25, 2023 | Category: Barr News

Barr Seeks Administrative Assistant

An opportunity for a highly motivated and organized individual to work collaboratively with colleagues across multiple teams within the Barr Foundation.

October 23, 2023 | Category: Job Openings

Progress Report: Centering Racial Equity in Climate Grantmaking

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Mariella Puerto

Director of Climate

Barr’s Climate Director shares the story and learnings behind our ongoing work to advance a more diverse, inclusive, and equity-centered climate movement.

October 16, 2023 | Category: Climate

Embracing Risk and Adapting to Change During the Pandemic

How at the height of the pandemic, a Berkshire County arts organization defied the odds, expanding its services for people with disabilities.

October 03, 2023 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Barr Awards $32.7 Million in Third Quarter Grants

New grants will assist superintendents with public engagement; support a transportation coalition pursuing a new vision; and activate community-based arts and economic activity in Massachusetts Gateway Cities.

September 27, 2023 | Category: Barr News

A Strategy Refresh for Barr’s Mobility Work

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Najah Casimir

Program Officer, Mobility

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Lisa Jacobson

Senior Program Officer, Mobility

A next evolution to advance equitable solutions for transportation, community planning, and development in Massachusetts.

September 13, 2023 | Category: Climate

New Englanders Welcome the Clean Energy Transition

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Kathryn Wright

Senior Program Officer, Clean Energy

Recent focus groups underscore widespread enthusiasm for clean energy and urgency for electrification in New England

September 12, 2023 | Category: Climate

Little Amal Walks Across Massachusetts

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Alexandra Juckno

Program Associate, Arts & Creativity

A powerful fusion of theater and public art brings together communities to raise awareness for local and global issues

August 28, 2023 | Category: Arts & Creativity

“Helping people achieve things they didn’t think were possible”

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John Travis

Senior Program Officer, Education

A Q&A with Senior Program Officer for Education, John Travis

August 22, 2023 | Category: Education