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

Inspiration and Ideas from Leaders in Clean Energy

Emily Sidla

Emily Sidla

Program Associate, Climate

Key takeaways from a recent workshop of city leaders focused on advancing clean energy.

March 22, 2016 | Category: Climate

Introducing Cross-Program Initiatives

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Jim Canales describes initial priorities for a set of investments intended to complement and reinforce all of Barr’s core program work.

March 17, 2016 | Category: Cross-Program Initiatives

Barr Foundation Announces $13.4 Million in New Grants

Trevor Pollack

Trevor Pollack

Manager of Special Projects

These represent Barr’s first grants awarded in 2016 aligned with new strategic priorities.

March 08, 2016 | Category: Barr News

New Strategies for Barr’s Education Program

Leah Hamilton

Leah Hamilton

Director of Education

Grounded in the belief that all students can succeed in school and in life, our new portfolio represents sharper focus and expanding reach.

March 02, 2016 | Category: Education

New Report Positions Boston for Next Wave of Energy Solutions

Mariella Puerto

Mariella Puerto

Co-Director of Climate

How a modest grant for one new staff member in a City Hall office set the stage for exciting progress on clean energy.

February 24, 2016 | Category: Climate

New Directions for Barr’s Arts & Creativity Program

San San Wong

E. San San Wong

Director of Arts & Creativity

Adapting boldly. Spanning sectors. Activating public support.

February 11, 2016 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Meet the Creatives Behind Boston Creates

Department of Play

Katarzyna Balug

Guest Author · Co-founder, Department of Play

San San Wong

E. San San Wong

Director of Arts & Creativity

A conversation between the Barr Foundation’s San San Wong and Katarzyna Balug, co-founder of Department of Play, about the role of artists in Boston’s cultural planning.

February 04, 2016 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Scale Clean. Scale Smart.

Mariella Puerto

Mariella Puerto

Co-Director of Climate

The next iteration of Barr’s Clean Energy program aims at transformation in the Northeast energy sector.

January 26, 2016 | Category: Climate

Smarter Travel. Smarter Places.

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

Barr’s newly-named Mobility portfolio aims to spur transformation in how people move around and how we build our communities.

January 26, 2016 | Category: Climate

Stewards and Catalysts: Barr’s Next Chapter

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Barr’s president outlines new plans to build on a legacy of good work, with ambitious goals and sharper focus over expanded geography.

January 26, 2016 | Category: From the President