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.

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

Boston Globe Op-Ed: What is the Vision for Boston’s Waterfront?

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

This article was originally published in the Opinion section of The Boston Globe on September 30, 2016.

October 03, 2016 | Category: Special Initiatives

More Than Words on a Website

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Barr’s president on how the Foundation’s core values animate its work.

September 06, 2016 | Category: From the President

#ReasonsForHope

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

In a challenging time for our country and world, dozens of foundation presidents join their voices in a campaign promoting hope.

August 01, 2016 | Category: From the President