Category: Barr News
Barr Awards $20.9 Million in First Quarter of 2023
Grants will support local arts leaders to advance racial equity in Boston, new partnerships for climate resilience planning, and expanded programming to transform school experiences for Boston-area students.
New Tactics. Same Commitment to Community and Mission-Driven Communications.
Why we’re pushing pause on Twitter and focusing elsewhere.
Welcoming New Barr Colleagues
President Jim Canales introduces new faces – and familiar faces in new places - at Barr.
Lisette Le Named Director of Barr’s Racial Wealth Equity Initiative
Experienced nonprofit leader with deep roots in Greater Boston to lead new initiative that has already committed nearly $15 million to area nonprofits.
A Time to Embrace
The official unveiling of Boston’s newest public memorial – The Embrace – offers inspiration and hope for a New Year.
Barr Awards $35.7 Million in Final Quarter of 2022
Grants will support a new arts and cultural center for the MetroWest region, continued research on the impacts of extreme heat in Greater Boston, and the planning and piloting of transformative learning experiences.
Taking the Long View
Barr’s President provides an update on a new racial wealth equity initiative, as the Foundation brings 2022 grantmaking to a close.
Jenny Curtin Named Education Program Director
Jenny Curtin assumes leadership of Barr’s Education Team and strategies to advance educational equity in high schools across New England.
Barr Awards $50.3 Million in Third Quarter of 2022
New grants will catalyze artist support services across Massachusetts, environmental justice efforts in Connecticut, and the development of new high school models across New England.
Barr Awards $17.2 Million in Second Quarter of 2022
New grants will support artist-led solidarity economy practices, innovative climate resilience efforts in local communities, and new research to drive educator diversity efforts in Massachusetts.