Category: Special Initiatives

Barr Foundation Extends Commitment to Boston Waterfront

Jim Canales

Jim Canales

President & Trustee

With opportunity to build on progress and advance an ambitious vision, foundation launches search for full-time director of its waterfront initiative.

February 07, 2019 | Category: Special Initiatives

Barr Seeks Waterfront Initiative Director

New position to lead efforts to ensure all people and neighborhoods of Boston enjoy and benefit from our city’s waterfront.

February 07, 2019 | Category: Job Openings

A People’s Guide for the People’s Harbor

Victoria Wu shares a new guide from Conservation Law Foundation to help visitors and residents understand and advocate for their rights on the Boston Harbor waterfront.

January 15, 2019 | Category: Special Initiatives

New Photo-Essay Explores Boston Waterfront

Trevor Pollack

Trevor Pollack

Program Officer and Manager of Special Projects

Through photography, artist Leonardo March captures the human experience on Boston’s waterfront.

December 19, 2018 | Category: Special Initiatives

Barr Awards $1.26 Million for New England Civil Rights Fund

Jim Canales

Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Fourteen organizations supported as part of 2018 Special Initiative.

August 23, 2018 | Category: From the President

Barr Announces $1-Million Response to “Zero-Tolerance” Policies & Family Separations

Jim Canales

Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Support combines $500,000 in grants from the Foundation with $500,000 in personal gifts from Barr’s founding trustees.

July 09, 2018 | Category: From the President

Supporting New England Communities Under Threat and Ensuring a Fair and Accurate 2020 Census Count

Jim Canales

Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Barr announces $3-million expansion of 2017 Special Initiative, including an open request for proposals to fund efforts throughout New England.

May 31, 2018 | Category: From the President

Partners Join to Create a Waterfront Where All People Feel Welcome

Trevor Pollack

Trevor Pollack

Program Officer and Manager of Special Projects

Nonprofits unite under shared vision for the Boston waterfront.

April 05, 2018 | Category: Special Initiatives

The Imperative for Aspiration

Jim Canales

Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Five questions for a world-class city to create a great public realm.

October 26, 2017 | Category: From the President

We Must All Speak Out

Jim Canales

Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Together, we must ensure that hate does not prevail.

August 18, 2017 | Category: From the President