Category: Special Initiatives

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

Jim Canales

James E. 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: Special Initiatives

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

Jim Canales

James E. 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: Special Initiatives

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

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

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

October 26, 2017 | Category: Barr News

We Must All Speak Out

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Together, we must ensure that hate does not prevail.

August 18, 2017 | Category: Barr News

Inspiring Joy and Promoting Peace on Boston’s Waterfront

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

The Martin Richard Charitable Foundation and partners celebrate the groundbreaking of Martin’s Park.

August 17, 2017 | Category: Special Initiatives

Barr Announces Request for Proposals as Part of Waterfront Initiative

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Foundation issues RFP to support constituency-building for a great public realm along Boston’s waterfront.

August 01, 2017 | Category: Special Initiatives

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