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

Build a Better Bus Stop

Chris Van Eyken

Chris Van Eyken

Guest Author · Senior Planner, U.S. Program, ITDP


Michael Kodransky

Guest Author · Director, Global and U.S. Initiatives, ITDP

BostonBRT announces a design competition for innovative bus stations in Boston.

March 22, 2017 | Category: Climate

We’re Calling on Cities to Lead the Way to Better Transit

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Senior Program Officer, Climate (Program Lead, Mobility)

Mary Skelton Roberts shares an opportunity for communities to pilot elements of Gold Standard Bus Rapid Transit.

March 21, 2017 | Category: Climate

Lessons from High Schools Designed to Connect All Students to Success

JoEllen Lynch

JoEllen Lynch

Guest Author · Executive Director, Springpoint

To better understand options for students who are off track in the goal of graduating from high school, Barr commissioned Springpoint to visit a set of New England schools serving this population and to share their findings here.

March 16, 2017 | Category: Education

Barr Foundation Announces $20.6 Million in New Grants

Trevor Pollack

Trevor Pollack

Manager of Special Projects

First grants of 2017 mark major investments in key partnerships.

March 13, 2017 | Category: Barr News

New England Chambers of Commerce Leading on Clean Energy

Diane Doucette

Diane Doucette

Guest Author · Executive Director, Chambers for Innovation and Clean Energy

Diane Doucette of Chambers for Innovation and Clean Energy shares five ways area businesses reaped the benefits of clean energy in 2016.

February 28, 2017 | Category: Climate

Clean Energy Powers 3 Million U.S. Jobs

Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

Guest Author · Environmental Workforce Consultant

Phil Jordan

Phil Jordan

Guest Author · Vice President, BW Research Partnership

New research reveals a vibrant, new national industry and workforce.

February 22, 2017 | Category: Climate

Barr Seeks Arts & Creativity Program Officer

Elevating the arts and enabling creative expression to engage and inspire a dynamic, thriving Massachusetts

February 17, 2017 | Category: Job Openings

Barr Seeks Senior Program Officer to Join its Education Team

Helping all students access K–12 quality in Boston

February 17, 2017 | Category: Job Openings

In Changing Times, Philanthropy Must Adapt

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President and Trustee

Amidst rapid change, uncertainty, and urgent calls for action, how should a foundation balance a commitment to strategy with a capacity to adapt?

February 16, 2017 | Category: Barr News

Barr Renews Commitment to Signature Leadership Program

Roger Nozaki

Roger Nozaki

Vice President, Barr Foundation

Next class of Barr Fellows to be named in mid-2017; Kimberly Haskins takes new role overseeing the Fellowship and other Cross-Program Initiatives.

February 07, 2017 | Category: Cross-Program Initiatives