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

Announcing $10 Million in New Grants

Trevor Pollack

Trevor Pollack

Manager of Special Projects

At their June 2015 board meeting, Barr’s trustees approved 33 grants totaling $10 million.

June 25, 2015 | Category: Barr News

1970s Zoning Calling Your Shots? Not This Boston Suburb

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André Leroux

Guest Author · Executive Director, Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance

By huge margins, Winchester just voted to change the antiquated zoning laws many Massachusetts towns assume are untouchable.

June 25, 2015 | Category: Climate

Boston Digs In To New Report on Social Sector’s Future

Trevor Pollack

Trevor Pollack

Manager of Special Projects

After a year-long research effort, Independent Sector has taken its findings on a nationwide tour to spark conversations, new thinking, and new action.

June 22, 2015 | Category: Cross-Program Initiatives

Announcing a New Program Officer for the Arts

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E. San San Wong

Director of Arts & Creativity

Please join Barr in welcoming Jaime Cortez to our arts team.

June 18, 2015 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Bus Rapid Transit May Put “Transit Excellence” in Reach

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

With our quality of life, economy, and climate all on the line, BRT deserves a closer look.

June 16, 2015 | Category: Climate

How to Keep Audience Next From Clicking Unsubscribe

Alexandra Juckno

Alexandra Juckno

Program Assistant, Arts & Creativity

Dr. Manuel Pastor talks to Boston arts leaders about what it will take to stay relevant to an increasingly young and diverse audience.

June 04, 2015 | Category: Arts & Creativity

For Second Time, Boston Named Nation’s Most Energy-Efficient City

Mariella Puerto

Mariella Puerto

Co-Director of Climate

ACEEE Scorecard spotlights innovative ways cities are saving energy.

May 26, 2015 | Category: Climate

A Few Words with Leah Hamilton

Get to know Barr’s new director of education

May 20, 2015 | Category: Education

Boston’s Arts Moment

Stefan Lanfer

Stefan Lanfer

Director of Communications

A visit from NEA Chairman Jane Chu confirms the transformative potential—already being unleashed—of arts and culture in Boston.

May 18, 2015 | Category: Arts & Creativity

A Year in Context

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

A look back at my first year at the Barr Foundation.

May 13, 2015 | Category: From the President