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.
In another moment of shared tragedy, profound sadness and anger, we must act.
An update on Barr’s continuing COVID-19 response efforts.
Newest grants in response to COVID-19 focus on supporting Massachusetts’ immigrant communities.
How the Barr Foundation continues to respond to COVID-19.
Barr’s plans and commitments in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Reflections on our ongoing efforts to advance the mission imperative of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Barr’s evolution continues with new colleagues, expanded giving.
Announcing Extension of Partnership with Five Community Foundations Advancing Arts Across Massachusetts
Next three years will focus on implementing ambitious plans and expanding successful early efforts, with $5 million in new support from Barr, and partners’ commitments to collectively raise more than $1 million in new local arts philanthropy.
In the face of today’s political rhetoric, the work we do as foundations and nonprofits is more important than ever.
Selected for their outstanding leadership and contributions to the Greater Boston community.