Posts by James E. Canales

Jim Canales

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.

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: From the President

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

Investing in New Spaces for Artists and Creative Innovators

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Barr contributes $1.965 million for planning, development, and build-out of new arts-related collaborative workspaces across Massachusetts.

May 18, 2017 | Category: Arts & Creativity

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

A Milestone Year

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Jim Canales shares highlights from the first year under Barr’s new strategies and announces increased grantmaking for 2017.

December 14, 2016 | Category: From the President

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