Category: Barr News

Matt Conti

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

Barr Foundation Names Lynn Harwell as Vice President for Administration

Experienced leader to assume new role strengthening the Foundation’s operations and talent management.

June 10, 2020 | Category: Barr News

Investing Resources and Offering Flexibility

Jim Canales

Jim Canales

President & Trustee

How the Barr Foundation continues to respond to COVID-19.

April 02, 2020 | Category: From the President

A Message to Our Grantees on COVID-19

Jim Canales

Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Barr’s plans and commitments in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

March 13, 2020 | Category: Barr News

Barr's Equity Journey

Jim Canales

Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Reflections on our ongoing efforts to advance the mission imperative of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

January 23, 2020 | Category: Barr News

Building on Growth as We Enter a New Decade

Jim Canales

Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Barr’s evolution continues with new colleagues, expanded giving.

January 15, 2020 | Category: From the President

Barr Awards $25 Million in Final Quarter of 2019

Including support for new research on extreme heat in Greater Boston, strategies to diversify and strengthen Massachusetts’ teacher pipeline, and the development of climate-resilient Boston waterfront parks.

December 10, 2019 | Category: Barr News

Giles Li Appointed Senior Program Officer for Arts & Creativity

With decades of nonprofit experience and deep roots in community, Li will focus on helping the arts field adapt and thrive amidst change, and bringing the power of arts & creativity to other sectors.

November 26, 2019 | Category: Barr News

Barr Foundation Awards $26.8 Million in Third Quarter of 2019

New grants include support to accelerate arts strategies and investments in Gateway Cities, build coalitions to advance climate equity work, and expand services to support parents through their child’s educational journey.

September 24, 2019 | Category: Barr News

We Must Persevere

Jim Canales

Jim Canales

President & Trustee

In the face of today’s political rhetoric, the work we do as foundations and nonprofits is more important than ever.

July 18, 2019 | Category: Barr News