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.

An Update On Our Planning Efforts

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

What to expect in the months ahead at Barr.

July 14, 2015 | Category: From the President

A Year in Context

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

A look back at my first year at the Barr Foundation.

May 13, 2015 | Category: From the President

Barr Welcomes NEA Chairman Jane Chu to Boston

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

NEA chairman’s visit shines national spotlight on arts and culture in Boston.

May 04, 2015 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Boston Launches First-Ever Cultural Planning Process

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

A city takes the long-term view of arts and culture.

April 09, 2015 | Category: Arts & Creativity

On New Websites and Transparency

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Why website redesigns are the first move, not the last, towards greater transparency.

March 16, 2015 | Category: Barr News

Announcing Barr’s New Director of Education

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Leah Hamilton will join the Barr Foundation as its new director of education.

March 03, 2015 | Category: Barr News

Welcome to Barr’s New Website

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

On behalf of all of us at Barr, I welcome you to our new website and introduce you to our new visual identity.

February 25, 2015 | Category: From the President

Barr and Boston 2024

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

What is Barr's position on the 2024 Olympics?

February 17, 2015 | Category: Barr News

From the President – January 2015

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Introducing the Barr Foundation’s new mission statement.

January 22, 2015 | Category: From the President

Investing in Nonprofits’ Most Essential Assets: Leaders

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Historically, less than one percent of foundation giving has gone to leadership development. A recent SSIR blog series offered a forum for foundation leaders, including Barr’s Jim Canales, to weigh in on smart ways to change that equation.

January 12, 2015 | Category: Cross-Program Initiatives