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

An Update on Barr’s Global Program

Heiner Baumann

Heiner Baumann

Guest Author · Former Director of Global Programs

Heiner Baumann shares grantee highlights from 2015.

January 04, 2016 | Category: Global

The Skinny on Paris and COP21

Jenny Russell

Jenny Russell

Guest Author · Executive Director, Merck Family Fund

Among more than 200 funders attending the global climate talks (COP21) that concluded last week in Paris was Jenny Russell, executive director of the Merck Family Fund. She offered to share her key takeaways with us here.

December 18, 2015 | Category: Climate

Announcing $19.2 Million in New Grants and Increased Grantmaking for 2016

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Jim Canales reports on the Barr Foundation’s final grants awarded in 2015 and an increased grants budget for 2016.

December 17, 2015 | Category: From the President

Announcing a New Addition to Barr’s Education Team

Leah Hamilton

Leah Hamilton

Director of Education

Jenny Curtin named senior program officer for Education.

December 14, 2015 | Category: Education

Connecting All Students to Success In and Beyond High School

Leah Hamilton

Leah Hamilton

Director of Education

Leah Hamilton discusses the growing national movement to rethink secondary education and its influence on the Education program’s strategic planning process.

December 10, 2015 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Quality Counts for Strong Starts

Mav Pardee

Mav Pardee

Guest Author · Former Program Manager, Children's Investment Fund

Kimberly Haskins

Kimberly Haskins

Senior Program Officer, Cross-Program Initiatives

As she retires from the field, Mav Pardee of Children’s Investment Fund reflects on the importance of creating high-quality, supportive environments for early childhood learning.

December 09, 2015 | Category: Education

Businesses and Investors Step Up On Climate Change

Mindy Lubber

Mindy Lubber

Guest Author · President & Founding Board Member, Ceres

Mindy Lubber, president of Ceres, reports on how more business leaders are taking up the climate challenge.

December 03, 2015 | Category: Climate

Philanthropy and Risk

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Strategic planning has given us an opportunity to explore and define the role of risk in our work at the Barr Foundation.

December 01, 2015 | Category: Barr Planning 2015

A Peek into the Future of Transportation

Kristina Egan, director of Transportation for Massachusetts, shares how start-ups and legacy companies are forging a brave, new transportation future.

November 24, 2015 | Category: Climate

Resources for Social Sector Job-Seekers

Looking for opportunities to work for good? Look here.

November 23, 2015 | Category: Job Openings