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

The Results Are In: All-Door Boarding a Boost for the MBTA’s Silver Line Bus

Lisa Jacobson

Lisa Jacobson

Program Officer, Mobility, Barr Foundation

For two weeks, Silver Line riders boarded the bus through three doors instead of one. Here’s how it changed the commuting experience.

October 12, 2017 | Category: Climate

From Family Philanthropy to a Legacy Foundation

Barbara Hostetter

Barbara W. Hostetter

Co-founder and Chair

Barr’s co-founder and chair discusses expanding the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

October 10, 2017 | Category: Barr News

Barr Awards $15.9 Million to 51 Organizations

Grants to develop innovative high school models, revitalize regional arts districts, and strengthen community engagement in clean energy.

October 04, 2017 | Category: Barr News

New Grants Support 11 Schools to Redesign Where Learning Happens

Jenny Curtin

Jenny Curtin

Senior Program Officer, Education

Connecting more students to success by blurring the lines between school, college, career, and community.

October 03, 2017 | Category: Education

The Power and Potential of our Creative Economy

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Business, government, and cultural leaders champion findings of new reports detailing how much “Arts Means Business” in New England.

September 27, 2017 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Northeast States Extend Leadership on Clean Energy

Mariella Puerto

Mariella Puerto

Co-Director of Climate

Ambitious new goals set for next phase of highly successful, market-based effort to reduce emissions and spur clean energy.

September 18, 2017 | Category: Climate

Commuting to Boston by Boat? In Five Years, You Could Be.

Lisa Jacobson

Lisa Jacobson

Program Officer, Mobility, Barr Foundation

Alice Brown

Alice Brown

Guest Author · Director of Water Transportation, Boston Harbor Now

Insights into new efforts to expand ferry service in Boston Harbor, from Alice Brown of Boston Harbor Now.

September 14, 2017 | Category: Climate

Meet Barr’s New Arts & Creativity Program Officer

SueEllen Kroll

SueEllen Kroll

Program Officer, Arts & Creativity

Six Questions with SueEllen Kroll

September 12, 2017 | Category: Arts & Creativity

The Value of Constructive Feedback

Roger Nozaki

Roger Nozaki

Vice President, Barr Foundation

Why we seek and share candid input from grantees on what it’s like to work with us.

September 06, 2017 | Category: Barr News

We Must All Speak Out

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Together, we must ensure that hate does not prevail.

August 18, 2017 | Category: From the President