Hear from staff and partners about aspirations, accomplishments, and lessons learned along the way.

We All Must Stand Up

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Stand up. Stand with. Stand for. Do.

October 30, 2018 | Category: From the President

Reimagining the Future of Boston’s Waterfront

A recent survey of Boston residents reveals widespread support for a waterfront that is resilient and open to all.

October 30, 2018 | Category: Boston Waterfront

Evaluation in the Service of Learning

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Yvonne Belanger

Director of Learning & Evaluation

Our Director of Learning and Evaluation shares three changes to make learning and evaluation efforts more beneficial to our partners and others.

October 24, 2018 | Category: Learning and Evaluation

Boston Integrates Climate Resilience and Mitigation in Utility Planning

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Bradford Swing

Director of Energy Policy and Programs, City of Boston

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John (Tad) Read

Senior Deputy Director for Transportation & Infrastructure Planning, Boston Planning & Development Agency

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Manuel Esquivel

Senior Infrastructure & Energy Planning Fellow , Boston Planning and Development Agency

Smart development in Boston means accounting for climate change in long-term planning and design.

October 23, 2018 | Category: Climate

Announcing the Barr-Klarman Massachusetts Arts Initiative

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E. San San Wong

Director of Arts & Creativity

A $25 million investment over six years in 29 Massachusetts arts organizations to strengthen financial health and capacity to adapt to change.

October 03, 2018 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Barr Awards $25.8 Million in Third Quarter of 2018

Grants to support work on community revitalization, business leadership for clean energy, and New England high schools engaging in comprehensive planning to connect all students to success.

September 24, 2018 | Category: Barr News

29 Foundations Pledge Over $4 Billion to Address Climate Change

Jim Canales

Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Barr commits at least $100 million over the next five years, joining the largest-ever philanthropic investment in climate change mitigation.

September 14, 2018 | Category: Climate

We Can Improve Coastal Communities as We Protect Them

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Rebecca Herst

Guest Author · Director, UMass Boston Sustainable Solutions Lab

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Paul Kirshen

Guest Author · Professor, School for the Environment and Academic Director, UMass Boston Sustainable Solutions Lab

The best way to protect Boston from rising seas is through “shore-based solutions.” Two of the authors of a recent report explain what that means, and how such solutions can yield benefits for communities.

September 05, 2018 | Category: Climate

An Unusual Proposition – Artists Invited to Advise a Museum

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Jill Medvedow

Guest Author · Ellen Matilda Poss Director , The Institute of Contemporary Art

Fifth in a new series featuring stories from Greater Boston arts organizations that received special funding to pursue an artistic risk.

August 28, 2018 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Barr Awards $1.26 Million for New England Civil Rights Fund

Jim Canales

Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Fourteen organizations supported as part of 2018 Special Initiative.

August 23, 2018 | Category: From the President