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

Charting a Course to Universal, High-Quality Pre-K

Kimberly Haskins

Kimberly Haskins

Senior Program Officer, Cross-Program Initiatives

A capstone investment building on more than a decade of progress for Boston’s youngest students.

June 13, 2016 | Category: Education

Transforming What it Means to be Green in Affordable Housing

Mike Davis, LISC

Mike Davis

Guest Author · Senior Program Officer, Boston LISC

Deploying energy solutions so all Massachusetts residents benefit from a clean energy economy.

June 08, 2016 | Category: Climate

Creating Connection through Arts and Creativity

David Fraher Arts Midwest

David Fraher

Guest Author · President & CEO, Arts Midwest

San San Wong

E. San San Wong

Director of Arts & Creativity

A national movement to build public support for the arts comes to Massachusetts.

June 06, 2016 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Fighting Global Climate Change Requires Foundations to Give Local

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Kate Wolford, McKnight Foundation, Climate

Kate Wolford

Guest Author · President, The McKnight Foundation

Jim Canales and Kate Wolford, president of The McKnight Foundation, call attention to three tools available to any local or regional grant maker ready to join the fight on climate change.

June 02, 2016 | Category: Climate

Barr Foundation Names Roger Nozaki as Vice President

Nozaki assumes key leadership role as Barr embarks on new strategic directions.

May 25, 2016 | Category: Barr News

When Artists Are at the Intersection of Planning and Community

San San Wong

E. San San Wong

Director of Arts & Creativity

How a group of artists infused creativity, imagination, artistry and fun into a citywide planning process.

May 23, 2016 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Meredith Hatfield to Join Barr Foundation Climate Team

With extensive experience in energy and environmental issues, and in shaping and implementing state-level policies, Hatfield to serve as program officer in the Foundation’s Clean Energy portfolio.

May 18, 2016 | Category: Climate

When Collective Action Works Wonders

Laura Perille, EdVestors

Laura Perille

Guest Author · President & CEO, EdVestors

Key lessons from a highly successful public-private partnership focused on expanding access to high-quality arts education in Boston.

May 12, 2016 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Stewarding a Boston Treasure

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Jim Canales describes Barr’s new work to promote a great public realm along Boston’s waterfront.

May 11, 2016 | Category: Special Initiatives

Renewable Returns: And the Prize Goes to…

Mariella Puerto

Mariella Puerto

Co-Director of Climate

How a small incentive showed it can pay big to invest in renewable energy.

May 05, 2016 | Category: Climate