Category: Special Initiatives
In Conversation: Seattle Waterfront Director Marshall Foster
A virtual conversation about innovations and strategies driving progress along the waterfronts in Seattle and Boston.
Closing the Racial Wealth Gap
Jim Canales describes Barr’s initial grantmaking focused on racial wealth equity in Greater Boston.
Three Things Boston Voters Think About the Boston Waterfront
A majority of voters agree with taking action to make Boston's waterfront more inclusive, accessible, and climate resilient.
Jill Valdés Horwood Appointed Director of Barr’s Waterfront Initiative
Experienced policy advocate to lead expanded initiative to achieve an inclusive, vibrant, and resilient Boston Harbor waterfront.
Everyone Counts: How Nonprofits Can Help Ensure a Full 2020 Census Count
Data from the 2020 Census will have long-term implications for Massachusetts in the next decade. Nonprofits can play an active role in Census outreach to help ensure an accurate count.
Barr Foundation Extends Commitment to Boston Waterfront
With opportunity to build on progress and advance an ambitious vision, foundation launches search for full-time director of its waterfront initiative.
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.
New Photo-Essay Explores Boston Waterfront
Through photography, artist Leonardo March captures the human experience on Boston’s waterfront.
Barr Awards $1.26 Million for New England Civil Rights Fund
Fourteen organizations supported as part of 2018 Special Initiative.
Barr Announces $1-Million Response to “Zero-Tolerance” Policies & Family Separations
Support combines $500,000 in grants from the Foundation with $500,000 in personal gifts from Barr’s founding trustees.