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.

Staffing Update – Fall 2014

Jim Canales

Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Staffing updates from the Barr Foundation.

November 24, 2014 | Category: Barr News

Announcing the 2015 Barr Fellows

Jim Canales

Jim Canales

President & Trustee

We are thrilled to announce a new class of Barr Fellows.

November 18, 2014 | Category: Barr Fellowship

From the President – Fall 2014

Jim Canales

Jim Canales

President & Trustee

For us at the Barr Foundation, this past summer has provided an opportunity to give greater definition to the values that guide Barr’s philanthropy.

October 06, 2014 | Category: From the President

Strategic Communications at Barr

Jim Canales

Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Exploring how Barr can more fully leverage communications to advance its mission.

September 22, 2014 | Category: Barr News

Barr’s Rahn Dorsey Appointed Boston’s First Chief of Education

Jim Canales

Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Our colleague Rahn Dorsey has been appointed by Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh to his cabinet as the City’s first chief of education.

September 02, 2014 | Category: Education

Staffing Updates at the Barr Foundation

Jim Canales

Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Announcement and discussion of changes taking effect this month at the Barr Foundation.

August 04, 2014 | Category: Barr News

From the President – July 2014

Jim Canales

Jim Canales

President & Trustee

After his first two months at Barr, President Jim Canales shares what he’s been learning and some key themes to guide us on the road ahead.

July 22, 2014 | Category: From the President

Time to Reset Philanthropy’s “Default Settings”

Jim Canales

Jim Canales

President & Trustee

In philanthropy, we too often obsess about strategy without attending to one of the things that puts strategy most at risk: culture.

July 15, 2014 | Category: Sector Effectiveness

From the President

Jim Canales

Jim Canales

President & Trustee

A first message from Barr’s new president and trustee, Jim Canales.

May 12, 2014 | Category: From the President