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In Conversation: District Attorney Rachael Rollins

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Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

A conversation on the legacy and impacts of racism and the role of the criminal justice system in our region.

October 13, 2020 | Category: Barr News

Reclaiming Streets as Public Spaces

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Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

Mary Skelton Roberts on the path ahead to create truly welcoming, inclusive public spaces for all.

October 01, 2020 | Category: Climate

Barr Awards $18.5 Million in Third Quarter of 2020

Grants include support for local arts and cultural organizations in Gateway Cities, a diverse, worker-centered environmental movement in New England, and a new campaign highlighting the teaching profession.

September 29, 2020 | Category: Barr News

Barr and Ford Foundations Together Commit $10 Million to Support BIPOC-Focused Arts in Massachusetts

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E. San San Wong

Director of Arts & Creativity

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Massachusetts named one of seven regions in Ford Foundation’s “America’s Cultural Treasures” initiative. Regional grants to be awarded in 2021.

September 24, 2020 | Category: Barr News

Reimagining More Just Public Spaces

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Kim Szeto

Guest Author · Program Director, Public Art, New England Foundation for the Arts

Announcing new grant opportunity for Massachusetts artists and communities to plan and execute public art that creates more just, vibrant, and welcoming public spaces.

September 10, 2020 | Category: Arts & Creativity

An Enduring Commitment to Racial Equity

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Foundation trustees outline key principles for Barr’s racial equity work.

August 05, 2020 | Category: From the President

Barr Awards $1.36 Million to Nonprofits Supporting Black Communities in Response to COVID-19

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

The Foundation’s third set of grants in response to the pandemic focuses on organizations serving Black communities.

July 14, 2020 | Category: COVID-19

Actions > Words

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

In another moment of shared tragedy, profound sadness and anger, we must act.

June 01, 2020 | Category: From the President

Barr Commits $2 Million to Immigrant-Serving Organizations

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Newest grants in response to COVID-19 focus on supporting Massachusetts’ immigrant communities.

April 16, 2020 | Category: COVID-19

Barr's Equity Journey

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Reflections on our ongoing efforts to advance the mission imperative of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

January 23, 2020 | Category: Barr News