Category: Barr News

Matt Conti

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

Barr Awards $14.2 Million in Second Quarter of 2017

Grants to advance new school models, leverage arts to activate a downtown, and deepen grassroots support for clean energy.

June 14, 2017 | Category: Barr News

New Grants to Promote and Sustain a Healthy Democracy

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Second set of grants in Barr’s 2017 Special Initiative focus on strengthening journalism and protecting freedom of the press.

April 04, 2017 | Category: Special Initiatives

New Initiative Seeks to Protect Civil Liberties, Informed Democracy

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

First grants of 2017 Special Initiative aim to bolster organizations’ capacity to respond to growing demand and to extend their reach.

March 28, 2017 | Category: Special Initiatives

Barr Foundation Announces $20.6 Million in New Grants

Trevor Pollack

Trevor Pollack

Manager of Special Projects

First grants of 2017 mark major investments in key partnerships.

March 13, 2017 | Category: Barr News

In Changing Times, Philanthropy Must Adapt

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Amidst rapid change, uncertainty, and urgent calls for action, how should a foundation balance a commitment to strategy with a capacity to adapt?

February 16, 2017 | Category: Barr News

Learning and Evaluation for Greater Impact

Roger Nozaki

Roger Nozaki

Vice President, Barr Foundation

Roger Nozaki, Barr’s vice president, shares the goals, principles, and next steps for learning and evaluation at the Foundation—including a search for a new director.

January 24, 2017 | Category: Barr News

Counting Down to the New Year with Our Top Blogs from 2016

Mary Duggan

Mary Chalifour

Communications Officer

Five new colleagues, four artist ethnographers, three program strategies, two campaign lessons, and a call for innovative partners

December 30, 2016 | Category: Barr News

Barr Foundation Announces $28.5 Million in New Grants

Trevor Pollack

Trevor Pollack

Manager of Special Projects

Final grants of the year bring 2016 total to an all-time high of $73.5 million.

December 08, 2016 | Category: Barr News

Barr Foundation Announces $16.6 Million in New Grants

Trevor Pollack

Trevor Pollack

Manager of Special Projects

With these third-quarter grants, Barr has awarded $45 million to date in 2016, anticipating $70 million in approvals by year-end.

September 26, 2016 | Category: Barr News