Category: Racial Equity

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We Should Not Be Surprised

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

In the aftermath of insurrection in Washington D.C., reflections from Barr’s president on what enabled yesterday’s violence and what it demands of each of us.

January 07, 2021 | Category: From the President

A Year That Changed Us All

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Final reflections on 2020 and announcing plans to increase grant dollars by 25% in 2021.

December 16, 2020 | Category: From the President

Barr Announces $4.15 Million in New Grantmaking Centered on Racial Equity

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

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.

December 04, 2020 | Category: Barr News

In Conversation: District Attorney Rachael Rollins

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

Former 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