Category: Special Initiatives

Three Things Boston Voters Think About the Boston Waterfront

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Jill Valdés Horwood

Director, Boston Waterfront Initiative

A majority of voters agree with taking action to make Boston's waterfront more inclusive, accessible, and climate resilient.

October 29, 2021 | Category: Special Initiatives

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.

May 02, 2019 | Category: Barr News

Everyone Counts: How Nonprofits Can Help Ensure a Full 2020 Census Count

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Jim Klocke

Chief Executive Officer, Massachusetts Nonprofit Network

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.

April 19, 2019 | Category: Special Initiatives

Barr Foundation Extends Commitment to Boston Waterfront

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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

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

Guest Author · Former 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

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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

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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

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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

Guest Author · Former Program Officer and Manager of Special Projects

Nonprofits unite under shared vision for the Boston waterfront.

April 05, 2018 | Category: Special Initiatives