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.
Giving that Considers All Costs
Three principles that guide Barr's approach to its grant investments.
Eight Questions with Barr's New Director of Learning and Evaluation
A conversation about the role of learning and evaluation in philanthropy with Yvonne Belanger.
From Family Philanthropy to a Legacy Foundation
Barr’s co-founder and chair discusses expanding the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.
Barr Awards $15.9 Million to 51 Organizations
Grants to develop innovative high school models, revitalize regional arts districts, and strengthen community engagement in clean energy.
The Value of Constructive Feedback
Why we seek and share candid input from grantees on what it’s like to work with us.
What We’re Learning from a Regional Approach
For years, Barr worked primarily in Boston. Since 2014, we have been evolving towards a regional approach. Some reflections on progress, challenges, and what we’ve been learning.
Barr Announces Director of Learning and Evaluation
Yvonne Belanger to lead Foundation’s efforts to evaluate and learn from its investments.
Barr Foundation Appoints Two New Trustees
Emerson College President Lee Pelton and energy expert Sue Tierney to join board of the $1.7 billion private foundation.
Barr Awards $14.2 Million in Second Quarter of 2017
Grants to advance new school models, leverage arts to activate a downtown, and deepen grassroots support for clean energy.