Category: Barr News

Matt Conti

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

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