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.

Stewarding a Boston Treasure

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Jim Canales describes Barr’s new work to promote a great public realm along Boston’s waterfront.

May 11, 2016 | Category: Special Initiatives

Introducing Cross-Program Initiatives

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Jim Canales describes initial priorities for a set of investments intended to complement and reinforce all of Barr’s core program work.

March 17, 2016 | Category: Cross-Program Initiatives

Stewards and Catalysts: Barr’s Next Chapter

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Barr’s president outlines new plans to build on a legacy of good work, with ambitious goals and sharper focus over expanded geography.

January 26, 2016 | Category: From the President

Announcing $19.2 Million in New Grants and Increased Grantmaking for 2016

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Jim Canales reports on the Barr Foundation’s final grants awarded in 2015 and an increased grants budget for 2016.

December 17, 2015 | Category: Barr News

Philanthropy and Risk

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Strategic planning has given us an opportunity to explore and define the role of risk in our work at the Barr Foundation.

December 01, 2015 | Category: Barr Planning 2015

Radio Silence Not Required

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

At Barr, we don’t think strategic planning requires going quiet until the work is done.

September 23, 2015 | Category: Arts & Creativity

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