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

King Tides Preview Rising Seas

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Boston’s recent “King Tides” provided a glimpse into the near-future—what scientists predict will be the “new normal” of daily high tides by mid-century.

November 21, 2016 | Category: Climate

The Promise of Integrated Water Transportation in Boston

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

On November 3, the Boston City Council’s Committee on Parks, Recreation, & Transportation held a hearing on water transportation in Boston Harbor. Jim Canales was invited to testify. Following are his remarks.

November 04, 2016 | Category: Climate