Category: From the President

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Investing in New Spaces for Artists and Creative Innovators

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Barr contributes $1.965 million for planning, development, and build-out of new arts-related collaborative workspaces across Massachusetts.

May 18, 2017 | Category: Arts & Creativity

New Grants to Promote and Sustain a Healthy Democracy

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Second set of grants in Barr’s 2017 Special Initiative focus on strengthening journalism and protecting freedom of the press.

April 04, 2017 | Category: Special Initiatives

New Initiative Seeks to Protect Civil Liberties, Informed Democracy

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

First grants of 2017 Special Initiative aim to bolster organizations’ capacity to respond to growing demand and to extend their reach.

March 28, 2017 | Category: Special Initiatives

In Changing Times, Philanthropy Must Adapt

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & 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 & 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

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

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

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

October 03, 2016 | Category: Special Initiatives

More Than Words on a Website

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & 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 & 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 & Trustee

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

May 11, 2016 | Category: Special Initiatives

Introducing Cross-Program Initiatives

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & 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: Cross-Program Initiatives