Category: Barr News
Barr Awards $25 Million in Final Quarter of 2019
Including support for new research on extreme heat in Greater Boston, strategies to diversify and strengthen Massachusetts’ teacher pipeline, and the development of climate-resilient Boston waterfront parks.
Giles Li Appointed Senior Program Officer for Arts & Creativity
With decades of nonprofit experience and deep roots in community, Li will focus on helping the arts field adapt and thrive amidst change, and bringing the power of arts & creativity to other sectors.
Barr Foundation Awards $26.8 Million in Third Quarter of 2019
New grants include support to accelerate arts strategies and investments in Gateway Cities, build coalitions to advance climate equity work, and expand services to support parents through their child’s educational journey.
We Must Persevere
In the face of today’s political rhetoric, the work we do as foundations and nonprofits is more important than ever.
Barr Foundation Appoints Two New Trustees
Vanessa Calderón-Rosado and Caroline Hostetter Walsh join as trustees as Barr’s board expansion continues.
Barr Awards $17 Million in Second Quarter of 2019
New grants include support to design student-centered schools, accelerate the deployment of energy storage technology, and enhance resilient infrastructure and greenways in Massachusetts.
Walking a Mile in Our Grantees' Shoes
Barr’s director of grants management shares what we learned and some of the changes we’ve made after staff went through our own grant application process.
Barr Foundation Names New Education Program Officer
Ali Gross to join team focused on new school development and school redesigns that put success within reach of all students.
Beyond the Grant
Barr’s Vice President reflects on the many ways the foundation partners with and invests in its grantees above and beyond the grants it awards.
Jill Valdés Horwood Appointed Director of Barr’s Waterfront Initiative
Experienced policy advocate to lead expanded initiative to achieve an inclusive, vibrant, and resilient Boston Harbor waterfront.