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.

Creative Commonwealth

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

San San Wong

E. San San Wong

Director of Arts & Creativity

In partnership with five community foundations, Barr launches new $3 million initiative to strengthen arts and creativity across Massachusetts.

January 30, 2018 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Barr Foundation Expands Climate Program

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

With an initial $5 million commitment for 2018, Barr Foundation adds climate resilience as a third priority of its Climate program.

December 13, 2017 | Category: Climate

Riding the Bus Is About to Get Better for 30,000 Commuters

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

Arlington, Everett, and Cambridge in partnership with Watertown, receive $100,000 grants to demonstrate BRT’s potential.

December 07, 2017 | Category: Climate

Giving that Considers All Costs

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Three principles that guide Barr's approach to its grant investments.

November 28, 2017 | Category: Barr News

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

The Power and Potential of our Creative Economy

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Business, government, and cultural leaders champion findings of new reports detailing how much “Arts Means Business” in New England.

September 27, 2017 | Category: Arts & Creativity

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