Category: Barr News

Matt Conti

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.

December 10, 2019 | Category: Barr News

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.

November 26, 2019 | Category: Barr News

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.

September 24, 2019 | Category: Barr News

We Must Persevere

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

In the face of today’s political rhetoric, the work we do as foundations and nonprofits is more important than ever.

July 18, 2019 | Category: Barr News

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