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.
A look back at my first year at the Barr Foundation.
NEA chairman’s visit shines national spotlight on arts and culture in Boston.
A city takes the long-term view of arts and culture.
Why website redesigns are the first move, not the last, towards greater transparency.
Leah Hamilton will join the Barr Foundation as its new director of education.
On behalf of all of us at Barr, I welcome you to our new website and introduce you to our new visual identity.
What is Barr's position on the 2024 Olympics?
Introducing the Barr Foundation’s new mission statement.
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.
As 2014 draws to a close, three key decisions that will guide Barr into its next era.