Category: Barr News
Barr Awards $20.7 Million in Second Quarter of 2021
Grants include support for a national investment fund for alternate economic systems in the arts, a convening series for affordable housing advocates, and sector-wide efforts to transform evaluation paradigms in philanthropy into tools for greater equity.
Barr Awards $13.9 Million in First Quarter of 2021
Grants include support for expanded performance venue space, racial equity trainings for climate organizations, and support for public schools to create student-centered learning experiences.
In Solidarity Against Anti-Asian Racism
Denouncing rising anti-Asian hate crimes and the recent murders in Atlanta.
Barr Commits Over $2 Million for Vaccine Equity Efforts
The Foundation joins local funders in supporting equitable access to the vaccine.
Time to Reimagine What Can Be, Not Rebuild What Was
On a sobering anniversary, Barr’s president reflects on lessons from a challenging year and new opportunities as we look to the future.
In Conversation: Ford Foundation President Darren Walker
Full recording of a recent discussion between Darren Walker and Jim Canales on the role of philanthropy in creating a just future and much more.
Mariella Puerto Named Barr Foundation Climate Program Director
A Barr veteran and field leader, Mariella will oversee continued growth of the Foundation’s Clean Energy, Mobility, and Resilience focus areas.
Six Questions with Barr's New Vice President for Administration
Lynn Harwell discusses her path to Barr, priorities for the year, and what it's like to start a new job in a pandemic.
A Year That Changed Us All
Final reflections on 2020 and announcing plans to increase grant dollars by 25% in 2021.
Barr Awards $24.6 Million in Fourth Quarter of 2020
Grants include support for zero-energy buildings in Massachusetts, a participatory grantmaking pilot to advance climate resilience, and continued support for nonprofits to recover from the effects of COVID-19.