Category: Barr News

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In Conversation: Ford Foundation President Darren Walker

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Full recording of a recent discussion between Darren Walker and Jim Canales on the role of philanthropy in creating a just future and much more.

February 25, 2021 | Category: Barr News

Mariella Puerto Named Barr Foundation Climate Program Director

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

A Barr veteran and field leader, Mariella will oversee continued growth of the Foundation’s Clean Energy, Mobility, and Resilience focus areas.

January 29, 2021 | Category: Barr News

Six Questions with Barr's New Vice President for Administration

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Lynn Harwell

Vice President for Administration

Lynn Harwell discusses her path to Barr, priorities for the year, and what it's like to start a new job in a pandemic.

January 25, 2021 | Category: Barr News

A Year That Changed Us All

Jim Canales

Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Final reflections on 2020 and announcing plans to increase grant dollars by 25% in 2021.

December 16, 2020 | Category: From the President

Barr Awards $24.6 Million in Fourth Quarter of 2020

Grants include support for zero-energy buildings in Massachusetts, a participatory grantmaking pilot to advance climate resilience, and continued support for nonprofits to recover from the effects of COVID-19.

December 10, 2020 | Category: Barr News

Barr Announces $4.15 Million in New Grantmaking Centered on Racial Equity

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

New and extended support for over 30 organizations to advance racial equity and support communities hit hardest by COVID-19 in Greater Boston and across Massachusetts.

December 04, 2020 | Category: Barr News

In Conversation: District Attorney Rachael Rollins

A conversation on the legacy and impacts of racism and the role of the criminal justice system in our region.

October 13, 2020 | Category: Barr News

Barr Awards $18.5 Million in Third Quarter of 2020

Grants include support for local arts and cultural organizations in Gateway Cities, a diverse, worker-centered environmental movement in New England, and a new campaign highlighting the teaching profession.

September 29, 2020 | Category: Barr News

Barr and Ford Foundations Together Commit $10 Million to Support BIPOC-Focused Arts in Massachusetts

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E. San San Wong

Director of Arts & Creativity

Jim Canales

Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Massachusetts named one of seven regions in Ford Foundation’s “America’s Cultural Treasures” initiative. Regional grants to be awarded in 2021.

September 24, 2020 | Category: Barr News

Barr Awards $12 Million in Second Quarter of 2020

New grants include support for reimagining public space post-pandemic; retrofitting Massachusetts’ triple-deckers for energy efficiency; and surveying K-12 parents on the educational challenges of COVID-19.

June 25, 2020 | Category: Barr News