Posts by Jim Canales

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Jim Canales was appointed president and trustee of the Barr Foundation in May 2014. Prior to joining Barr, he spent two decades in a variety of roles at The James Irvine Foundation in California, including president and chief executive officer from 2003 through 2014. His writing on a range of topics has appeared in The Boston Globe, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Stanford Social Innovation Review, and The Huffington Post, among other outlets.

The Real Work Persists

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

In this year-end blog post, Jim Canales reflects on 2021 and previews Barr’s plans for the year ahead.

December 15, 2021 | Category: From the President

Boston Elects a New Mayor

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Jim Canales reflects on Barr’s longstanding commitment to Boston at this watershed moment.

November 01, 2021 | Category: From the President

The Human Factor

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Jim Canales reflects on recent staffing additions and changes in support of Barr’s mission of service

September 30, 2021 | Category: Barr News

From Commitment to Action: Barr’s Racial Equity Work

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Barr’s president introduces refreshed core values, recent grant investments, and new website section focused on Barr’s commitment to racial equity.

June 15, 2021 | Category: From the President

Regardless of What Happens, Structural Racism Persists

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Awaiting a verdict in the Chauvin trial.

April 19, 2021 | Category: From the President

In Solidarity Against Anti-Asian Racism

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Denouncing rising anti-Asian hate crimes and the recent murders in Atlanta.

March 17, 2021 | Category: Barr News

Barr Commits Over $2 Million for Vaccine Equity Efforts

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

The Foundation joins local funders in supporting equitable access to the vaccine.

March 15, 2021 | Category: Barr News

Time to Reimagine What Can Be, Not Rebuild What Was

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

On a sobering anniversary, Barr’s president reflects on lessons from a challenging year and new opportunities as we look to the future.

March 11, 2021 | Category: Barr News

In Conversation: Ford Foundation President Darren Walker

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Full recording of a recent discussion between Darren Walker and Jim Canales on the role of philanthropy in creating a just future and much more.

February 25, 2021 | Category: Barr News

Mariella Puerto Named Barr Foundation Climate Program Director

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

A Barr veteran and field leader, Mariella will oversee continued growth of the Foundation’s Clean Energy, Mobility, and Resilience focus areas.

January 29, 2021 | Category: Barr News