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

Barr Foundation Announces $16.6 Million in New Grants

Trevor Pollack

Trevor Pollack

Manager of Special Projects

With these third-quarter grants, Barr has awarded $45 million to date in 2016, anticipating $70 million in approvals by year-end.

September 26, 2016 | Category: Barr News

19 Funders Pledge $53 Million to Expand Energy Efficiency

Mariella Puerto

Mariella Puerto

Senior Program Officer, Climate

Barr Foundation joins coordinated effort to bring proven technologies, solutions to developing countries most vulnerable to climate change.

September 22, 2016 | Category: Climate

Barr Launches New Initiative to Support Off-Track Youth

Leah Hamilton Staff Photo

Leah Hamilton

Director of Education

The Education Program issues Request for Information and invites responses through October 21.

September 22, 2016 | Category: Education

An Exit Interview with a Transportation Champion

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Senior Program Officer, Climate

Reflections, lessons learned, and advice from Kristina Egan at the close of her five-year tenure as Transportation for Massachusetts executive director.

September 08, 2016 | Category: Climate

More than Words on a Website

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President and Trustee

Barr’s president on how the Foundation’s core values animate its work.

September 06, 2016 | Category: From the President

Getting to Know Barr’s New Clean Energy Program Officer

Meredith Hatfield

Meredith Hatfield

Program Officer, Clean Energy, Barr Foundation

Six questions for Meredith Hatfield.

September 01, 2016 | Category: Climate

What is Personalized Learning Anyway?

Jenny Curtin

Jenny Curtin

Senior Program Officer, Education

Jenny Curtin, senior program officer in Education, shares about what it is (and isn’t) and promising examples of key elements taking root in our region.

August 22, 2016 | Category: Education

Ten Questions with Barr’s New Vice President

Roger Nozaki

Roger Nozaki

Vice President, Barr Foundation

Get to know Roger Nozaki as he reflects on his first weeks at the Foundation and goals for the year ahead.

August 09, 2016 | Category: Barr News

Embracing Openness to Increase Effectiveness

Trevor Pollack

Trevor Pollack

Manager of Special Projects

Barr joins funder collaborative to increase openness and effectiveness in philanthropy.

August 05, 2016 | Category: Cross-Program Initiatives

#ReasonsForHope

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President and Trustee

In a challenging time for our country and world, dozens of foundation presidents join their voices in a campaign promoting hope.

August 01, 2016 | Category: From the President