Category: Barr News

Matt Conti

Barr Awards $13.7 Million in Fourth Quarter of 2018

New grants include support to activate creative placemaking in New England, develop a diverse, skilled pipeline of educators, and strengthen leadership networks in the social sector.

December 11, 2018 | Category: Barr News

Barr Awards $25.8 Million in Third Quarter of 2018

Grants to support work on community revitalization, business leadership for clean energy, and New England high schools engaging in comprehensive planning to connect all students to success.

September 24, 2018 | Category: Barr News

10 Questions with Silvia López Chavez

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Cecilia Hylton

Communications Manager

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Silvia López Chavez

Guest Author · Artist and Designer, Portfolio

A conversation with local artist Silvia López Chavez discussing her new mural for the Barr Foundation, activating the creative process, and what it's like to make public art in Boston.

August 15, 2018 | Category: Barr News

Barr Awards $15.6 Million in Second Quarter of 2018

Grants include support for continued deployment of offshore wind power in the Northeast; deepening the business community’s engagement with public transportation investments; and advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the nonprofit sector.

June 27, 2018 | Category: Barr News

Kalila Barnett to Join Barr’s Climate Team

As Program Officer, Barnett will focus on grantmaking for Climate Resilience.

June 01, 2018 | Category: Climate

Barr Awards $24 Million in First Quarter of 2018

New grants include support to design innovative school models, develop regional approaches to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and build understanding to spark positive change in the diversity of nonprofit leadership.

March 27, 2018 | Category: Barr News

Barr Awards $23.8 Million in New Grants

Including support for creative placemaking partnerships, student-centered high school models, clean energy technology projects, and the creation of a great public realm throughout Boston’s waterfront.

December 12, 2017 | Category: Barr News

Giving that Considers All Costs

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Three principles that guide Barr's approach to its grant investments.

November 28, 2017 | Category: Barr News

Eight Questions with Barr's New Director of Learning and Evaluation

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Yvonne Belanger

Director of Learning & Evaluation

A conversation about the role of learning and evaluation in philanthropy with Yvonne Belanger.

November 16, 2017 | Category: Barr News

From Family Philanthropy to a Legacy Foundation

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Barbara W. Hostetter

Co-founder and Chair

Barr’s co-founder and chair discusses expanding the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

October 10, 2017 | Category: Barr News