Category: Barr News

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Barr Foundation Appoints Two New Trustees

Vanessa Calderón-Rosado and Caroline Hostetter Walsh join as trustees as Barr’s board expansion continues.

July 09, 2019 | Category: Barr News

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.

June 24, 2019 | Category: Barr News

Walking a Mile in Our Grantees' Shoes

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Kerri Hurley

Director of Grants Management

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.

May 16, 2019 | Category: Barr News

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.

May 15, 2019 | Category: Barr News

Beyond the Grant

Roger Nozaki

Roger Nozaki

Vice President for Strategy and Programs

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.

May 07, 2019 | Category: Barr News

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.

May 02, 2019 | Category: Barr News

Seven Questions with Shanna Cleveland

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Shanna Cleveland

Guest Author · former Program Officer, Clean Energy

Get to know Barr's new Clean Energy program officer.

April 11, 2019 | Category: Climate

Barr Awards $16 Million in First Quarter of 2019

Including support for socially-engaged public art in Greater Boston, grassroots efforts for high-quality schools, and the creation of a new digital platform for urban mobility journalism in Massachusetts.

April 01, 2019 | Category: Barr News

Shanna Cleveland to Join Barr’s Climate Team

Cleveland brings extensive experience as an attorney and climate advocate to Barr’s Clean Energy portfolio.

February 08, 2019 | Category: Barr News

A Time for Aspiration

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Amidst turbulent times and daunting challenges, we all must commit to greater ambition, bolder action, and impatience with the status quo.

January 30, 2019 | Category: From the President