Category: Barr News

Matt Conti

Barr Awards $23.8 Million in New Grants

Including support for creative placemaking partnerships, student-centered high school models, clean energy technology projects, and the creation of a great public realm throughout Boston’s waterfront.

December 12, 2017 | Category: Barr News

Giving that Considers All Costs

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Three principles that guide Barr's approach to its grant investments.

November 28, 2017 | Category: Barr News

Eight Questions with Barr's New Director of Learning and Evaluation

Yvonne Brick

Yvonne Belanger

Director of Learning & Evaluation

A conversation about the role of learning and evaluation in philanthropy with Yvonne Belanger.

November 16, 2017 | Category: Barr News

The Imperative for Aspiration

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Five questions for a world-class city to create a great public realm.

October 26, 2017 | Category: Barr News

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

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

What We’re Learning from a Regional Approach

Roger Nozaki

Roger Nozaki

Vice President, Barr Foundation

For years, Barr worked primarily in Boston. Since 2014, we have been evolving towards a regional approach. Some reflections on progress, challenges, and what we’ve been learning.

August 03, 2017 | Category: Barr News

Barr Announces Director of Learning and Evaluation

Yvonne Belanger to lead Foundation’s efforts to evaluate and learn from its investments.

July 27, 2017 | Category: Barr News

Barr Foundation Appoints Two New Trustees

Emerson College President Lee Pelton and energy expert Sue Tierney to join board of the $1.7 billion private foundation.

June 20, 2017 | Category: Barr News