Category: Racial Equity
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Lisette Le Named Director of Barr’s Racial Wealth Equity Initiative
Experienced nonprofit leader with deep roots in Greater Boston to lead new initiative that has already committed nearly $15 million to area nonprofits.
A Time to Embrace
The official unveiling of Boston’s newest public memorial – The Embrace – offers inspiration and hope for a New Year.
Taking the Long View
Barr’s President provides an update on a new racial wealth equity initiative, as the Foundation brings 2022 grantmaking to a close.
New Tool for Climate Nonprofits to Assess Progress on Racial Equity
Self-assessment helps organizations evaluate and benchmark efforts to change culture and ways of working; and helps funders better understand partners’ efforts and how to target resources.
Closing the Racial Wealth Gap
Jim Canales describes Barr’s initial grantmaking focused on racial wealth equity in Greater Boston.
Leadership Development Programs Need an Upgrade: Five Ways to Advance Racial Equity
Promoting, retaining, and supporting BIPOC leadership within nonprofits is critical for driving systemic change.
Reimagining Philanthropy’s Commitment to Racial Equity
The realities of white supremacy, systemic racism, and violence against people of color and LGBTQ+ people — always present but rarely challenged by those with power — demand intense reflection and tangible action.
Art Equity in Action
An interview with spoken-word artist, Jha D. Amazi about work she created with the support of a Live Arts Boston grant. Live Arts Boston is an initiative of the Boston Foundation and the Barr Foundation that supports performing artists, a majority of whom are artists of color.
Barr Announces New Grants to Drive Toward Educator Diversity
Announcing a new cohort of New England school systems committed to developing diverse, talented teacher workforces for student success.
Money Talks. Here’s What We Want it to Say.
To center racial equity in the climate movement, we need to change who we’re funding and how we operate.