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

Lessons from the Pandemic for Building Resilience

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Penn Loh

Guest Author · Associate Chair, Senior Lecturer, Tufts University, Department of Urban & Environmental Policy & Planning

A new report calls for investing in approaches that are people focused, intersectional, institutional, and rooted in anti-racist and anti-oppressive practice.

July 21, 2021 | Category: Climate

Barr Seeks Communications Coordinator

Opportunity for an early career professional who is passionate about storytelling.

July 07, 2021 | Category: Job Openings

Mark Edwards Joins Barr Board of Trustees

Expansion of Foundation’s board continues with addition of veteran nonprofit leader.

July 06, 2021 | Category: Barr News

How Grantmakers and Governments Moved Quickly to Transform Public Spaces

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Lisa Jacobson

Senior Program Officer, Mobility, Barr Foundation

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Katherine Fichter

Guest Author · Assistant Secretary, MassDOT

The COVID pandemic pushed Massachusetts cities and towns to rethink their public spaces. It also pushed us as funders to rethink how we do our work.

July 01, 2021 | Category: Mobility

Why A Diverse Teacher Workforce Matters

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Arlene Sukran

Guest Author · Vice President Northeast, TNTP

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Kate Dobin

Senior Program Officer, Education

Barr and TNTP discuss the critical role diverse educator workforces play in advancing equity and highlight a new funding opportunity for New England schools.

June 30, 2021 | Category: Education

Barr Awards $20.7 Million in Second Quarter of 2021

Grants include support for a national investment fund for alternate economic systems in the arts, a convening series for affordable housing advocates, and sector-wide efforts to transform evaluation paradigms in philanthropy into tools for greater equity.

June 22, 2021 | Category: Barr News

Ahead of the Heat Wave: Preparing for Extreme Heat in Massachusetts

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Sasha Shyduroff

Guest Author · Clean Energy and Climate Planner II, Metropolitan Area Planning Council

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Jeanette Pantoja

Guest Author · Public Health Planner II, Metropolitan Area Planning Council

Explore resources from the Metropolitan Area Planning Council's first Heat Preparedness Week.

June 17, 2021 | Category: Climate

From Commitment to Action: Barr’s Racial Equity Work

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Barr’s president introduces refreshed core values, recent grant investments, and new website section focused on Barr’s commitment to racial equity.

June 15, 2021 | Category: From the President

Barr Seeks Program Officer for Mobility

Join a dedicated team advancing equity-centered solutions to climate change.

June 11, 2021 | Category: Barr News

Racial Equity and Barr’s Arts & Creativity Program

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E. San San Wong

Director of Arts & Creativity

Program Director San San Wong on why centering racial equity is necessary for achieving Barr’s Arts & Creativity goals.

June 10, 2021 | Category: Arts & Creativity