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

Walking a Mile in Our Grantees' Shoes

Kerri Hurley

Kerri Hurley

Director of Grants Management

Barr’s director of grants management shares what we learned and some of the changes we’ve made after staff went through our own grant application process.

May 16, 2019 | Category: Barr News

Barr Foundation Names New Education Program Officer

Ali Gross to join team focused on new school development and school redesigns that put success within reach of all students.

May 15, 2019 | Category: Barr News

Beyond the Grant

Roger Nozaki

Roger Nozaki

Vice President, Barr Foundation

Barr’s Vice President reflects on the many ways the foundation partners with and invests in its grantees above and beyond the grants it awards.

May 07, 2019 | Category: Barr News

Podcasting for All

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Alex Birch

Senior Manager, PRX Podcast Garage

Alex Birch, Senior Manager of the PRX Podcast Garage, discusses the rising power of this medium to build partnerships and create new models for community storytelling in Boston.

May 06, 2019 | Category: Arts & Creativity

New Poll Seeks Ideas About Public High Schools in New England

Kate Dobin

Kate Dobin

Senior Program Officer, Education

To understand opportunities and challenges in schools and communities, perspectives from students, parents, teachers, and principals are essential.

May 06, 2019 | Category: Education

Jill Valdes Horwood Appointed Director of Barr’s Waterfront Initiative

Experienced policy advocate to lead expanded initiative to achieve an inclusive, vibrant, and resilient Boston Harbor waterfront.

May 02, 2019 | Category: Barr News

Everyone Counts: How Nonprofits Can Help Ensure a Full 2020 Census Count

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Jim Klocke

Chief Executive Officer, Massachusetts Nonprofit Network

Data from the 2020 Census will have long-term implications for Massachusetts in the next decade. Nonprofits can play an active role in Census outreach to help ensure an accurate count.

April 19, 2019 | Category: Special Initiatives

Seven Questions with Shanna Cleveland

Shanna Brick

Shanna Cleveland

Program Officer, Clean Energy

Get to know Barr's new Clean Energy program officer.

April 11, 2019 | Category: Climate

Four Lessons from Five Years Investing to Build Capacity in Boston’s Arts Sector

SueEllen Kroll

SueEllen Kroll

Program Officer, Arts & Creativity

Arts & Creativity Program Officer SueEllen Kroll shares key findings from newly-released evaluations.

April 08, 2019 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Public Art is Alive and Well in Boston Neighborhoods

San San Wong

E. San San Wong

Director of Arts & Creativity

Cathy Edwards

Cathy Edwards

Guest Author · Executive Director, New England Foundation for the Arts

After piloting the Creative City program for three years, San San Wong and Cathy Edwards share what we learned and what is next for supporting arts in the public realm.

April 03, 2019 | Category: Arts & Creativity