How Grantmakers and Governments Moved Quickly to Transform Public Spaces
The COVID pandemic pushed Massachusetts cities and towns to rethink their public spaces. It also pushed us as funders to rethink how we do our work.
Barr Commits Over $2 Million for Vaccine Equity Efforts
The Foundation joins local funders in supporting equitable access to the vaccine.
A Year That Changed Us All
Final reflections on 2020 and announcing plans to increase grant dollars by 25% in 2021.
Barr Announces $4.15 Million in New Grantmaking Centered on Racial Equity
New and extended support for over 30 organizations to advance racial equity and support communities hit hardest by COVID-19 in Greater Boston and across Massachusetts.
Glimmers of a Future We Need
Today's solutions to our public health crisis are also long-term solutions for transportation and climate.
An Enduring Commitment to Racial Equity
Foundation trustees outline key principles for Barr’s racial equity work.
Adapting to a Pandemic: Barr’s Climate Program
An update on actions, learnings, and priorities from Barr’s Climate team amid the pandemic.
Barr Awards $1.36 Million to Nonprofits Supporting Black Communities in Response to COVID-19
The Foundation’s third set of grants in response to the pandemic focuses on organizations serving Black communities.
New Support Available to Massachusetts Schools Planning for 2020-21 School Year
Timely support for school and system leaders navigating COVID19 and centering their 2020-21 planning in equity.
Navigating through a Pandemic
An update on Barr’s continuing COVID-19 response efforts.