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.

#ReasonsForHope

Jim Canales

Jim Canales

President & Trustee

In a challenging time for our country and world, dozens of foundation presidents join their voices in a campaign promoting hope.

August 01, 2016 | Category: From the President

Fighting Global Climate Change Requires Foundations to Give Local

Jim Canales

Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Kate Wolford, McKnight Foundation, Climate

Kate Wolford

Guest Author · President, The McKnight Foundation

Jim Canales and Kate Wolford, president of The McKnight Foundation, call attention to three tools available to any local or regional grant maker ready to join the fight on climate change.

June 02, 2016 | Category: Climate

Stewarding a Boston Treasure

Jim Canales

Jim 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

Jim 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: Sector Effectiveness

Stewards and Catalysts: Barr’s Next Chapter

Jim Canales

Jim 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

Jim 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

Jim 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: Learning and Evaluation

Radio Silence Not Required

Jim Canales

Jim 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

Jim 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

Jim Canales

President & Trustee

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

May 13, 2015 | Category: From the President