Category: From the President

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In Changing Times, Philanthropy Must Adapt

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President and Trustee

Amidst rapid change, uncertainty, and urgent calls for action, how should a foundation balance a commitment to strategy with a capacity to adapt?

February 16, 2017 | Category: Barr News

A Milestone Year

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President and Trustee

Jim Canales shares highlights from the first year under Barr’s new strategies and announces increased grantmaking for 2017.

December 14, 2016 | Category: From the President

The Promise of Integrated Water Transportation in Boston

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President and Trustee

On November 3, the Boston City Council’s Committee on Parks, Recreation, & Transportation held a hearing on water transportation in Boston Harbor. Jim Canales was invited to testify. Following are his remarks.

November 04, 2016 | Category: From the President

Boston Globe Op-Ed: What is the Vision for Boston’s Waterfront?

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President and Trustee

This article was originally published in the Opinion section of The Boston Globe on September 30, 2016.

October 03, 2016 | Category: From the President

More Than Words on a Website

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President and Trustee

Barr’s president on how the Foundation’s core values animate its work.

September 06, 2016 | Category: From the President

#ReasonsForHope

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President and Trustee

In a challenging time for our country and world, dozens of foundation presidents join their voices in a campaign promoting hope.

August 01, 2016 | Category: From the President

Stewarding a Boston Treasure

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President and Trustee

Jim Canales describes Barr’s new work to promote a great public realm along Boston’s waterfront.

May 11, 2016 | Category: From the President

Introducing Cross-Program Initiatives

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President and Trustee

Jim Canales describes initial priorities for a set of investments intended to complement and reinforce all of Barr’s core program work.

March 17, 2016 | Category: From the President

Stewards and Catalysts: Barr’s Next Chapter

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President and Trustee

Barr’s president outlines new plans to build on a legacy of good work, with ambitious goals and sharper focus over expanded geography.

January 26, 2016 | Category: From the President

Announcing $19.2 Million in New Grants and Increased Grantmaking for 2016

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President and Trustee

Jim Canales reports on the Barr Foundation’s final grants awarded in 2015 and an increased grants budget for 2016.

December 17, 2015 | Category: From the President