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

Creating a Communications Culture

Stefan Lanfer

Stefan Lanfer

Director of Communications

Highlights from an ongoing Stanford Social Innovation Review blog series on strategic communications, including a new contribution from Barr.

March 09, 2015 | Category: Barr News

Announcing Barr’s New Director of Education

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Leah Hamilton will join the Barr Foundation as its new director of education.

March 03, 2015 | Category: Barr News

Welcome to Barr’s New Website

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

On behalf of all of us at Barr, I welcome you to our new website and introduce you to our new visual identity.

February 25, 2015 | Category: From the President

Introducing the New BarrFoundation.org

Stefan Lanfer

Stefan Lanfer

Director of Communications

A tour of Barr’s new website from our director of communications.

February 24, 2015 | Category: Barr News

Education Models Worth Expanding

Marcos Popovich

Marcos Lucio Popovich

Guest Author · Program Fellow, Education

New education report spotlights two Barr grantees as models worth expanding and replicating.

February 23, 2015 | Category: Education

Barr and Boston 2024

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

What is Barr's position on the 2024 Olympics?

February 17, 2015 | Category: Barr News

Boston Preparing for the Storms Ahead

Mariella Puerto

Mariella Puerto

Co-Director of Climate

More than sixty inches of snow falling in fewer than three weeks has most Bostonians saying uncle. However, these superstorms—or "snowmaggedons"—are not expected to let up any time soon.

February 13, 2015 | Category: Climate

Profiles in Risk Taking: Stories From Three Arts and Culture Leaders

San San Wong

E. San San Wong

Director of Arts & Creativity

When economic times call for playing it safe, how can arts and cultural organizations remain as bold as their artists?

February 06, 2015 | Category: Arts & Creativity

From the President – January 2015

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Introducing the Barr Foundation’s new mission statement.

January 22, 2015 | Category: From the President

Boston Hospitals Achieve Healthy Reductions in Energy Consumption

Mariella Puerto

Mariella Puerto

Co-Director of Climate

New data shows Boston hospitals have cut their energy use by six percent over the last three years, despite continued facility growth. These reductions have not only saved the hospitals $12 million—they have helped put Boston on track to achieving its ambition climate goals.

January 20, 2015 | Category: Climate