Trevor Pollack joined Barr in 2014 to staff a range of work across the Foundation. He manages Barr’s efforts to strengthen the region’s nonprofit and philanthropic sectors, as well as other Cross-Program Initiatives and Special Initiatives grantmaking. He also supports the Foundation’s board and executive leadership.
First grants of 2017 mark major investments in key partnerships.
Final grants of the year bring 2016 total to an all-time high of $73.5 million.
The Bridgespan Group seeks applications for six cohorts of Leading for Impact–Boston, with participation subsidized by Barr and five area funders.
With these third-quarter grants, Barr has awarded $45 million to date in 2016, anticipating $70 million in approvals by year-end.
Barr joins funder collaborative to increase openness and effectiveness in philanthropy.
New and longtime partnerships advance new strategic priorities and regional focus.
These represent Barr’s first grants awarded in 2016 aligned with new strategic priorities.
At their September 2015 board meeting, Barr’s trustees approved 16 grants totaling $6.5 million.
At their June 2015 board meeting, Barr’s trustees approved 33 grants totaling $10 million.
After a year-long research effort, Independent Sector has taken its findings on a nationwide tour to spark conversations, new thinking, and new action.