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


Jim Canales

James E. 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

Activating Creativity in Your Community this Summer

Alexandra Juckno

Alexandra Juckno

Program Assistant, Arts & Creativity

Artists are performing in neighborhoods across Boston, and the only thing missing is you.

July 20, 2016 | Category: Arts & Creativity

New Findings Confirm Climate Risks Facing Boston

Bud Ris

Bud Ris

Guest Author · Climate Advisor

Projections establish a clear baseline for what climate effects Boston needs to plan for and when.

July 18, 2016 | Category: Climate

Taking Creativity to the Streets in Nashville

James Corless

James Corless

Guest Author · Director, Transportation for America

James Corless, director of Transportation for America, offers lessons from Nashville’s push for a bigger, better transit network.

July 06, 2016 | Category: Climate

Lisa Jacobson to Join Barr Foundation Climate Team

Multimodal transportation planner brings new expertise to Barr’s Climate team and Mobility portfolio.

June 29, 2016 | Category: Climate

Unpacking a successful high school design approach—Linked Learning

Jenny Curtin

Jenny Curtin

Senior Program Officer, Education

Senior Program Officer for Education Jenny Curtin offers a recap of a recent Barr-sponsored webinar on the topic of Linked Learning (recording included).

June 24, 2016 | Category: Education

New Films and Next Steps for Barr’s Global Team

Heiner Baumann

Heiner Baumann

Guest Author · Former Director of Global Programs

Director of Global Programs Heiner Baumann introduces four new short films highlighting work from Uganda, Malawi, Kenya, and Haiti. He also shares about next steps for himself and the Barr Global team.

June 23, 2016 | Category: Global

Three Calls to Action for the Next Chapter of Boston Creates

Jim Canales shares remarks at the launch of Boston’s cultural plan.

June 20, 2016 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Barr Foundation Announces $13.3 Million in New Grants

Trevor Pollack

Trevor Pollack

Program Officer and Manager of Special Projects

New and longtime partnerships advance new strategic priorities and regional focus.

June 16, 2016 | Category: Barr News

Important Role for Local, Regional Foundations in Global Climate Change

Mariella Puerto

Mariella Puerto

Co-Director of Climate

Foundations focused on climate change should think global and fund local.

June 15, 2016 | Category: Climate