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 partnership with 15 Massachusetts arts organizations, Barr launches a $30 million, six-year effort to amplify their leadership in changing communities.
Jim Canales contributes to a new blog series on effective foundation governance.
ArtPlace America and its foundation partners respond to the President’s 2019 Federal Budget Request that proposes cuts to the National Endowment for the Arts, among other federal agencies.
In partnership with five community foundations, Barr launches new $3 million initiative to strengthen arts and creativity across Massachusetts.
With an initial $5 million commitment for 2018, Barr Foundation adds climate resilience as a third priority of its Climate program.
Arlington, Everett, and Cambridge in partnership with Watertown, receive $100,000 grants to demonstrate BRT’s potential.
Three principles that guide Barr's approach to its grant investments.
Five questions for a world-class city to create a great public realm.
Business, government, and cultural leaders champion findings of new reports detailing how much “Arts Means Business” in New England.
Together, we must ensure that hate does not prevail.