Hear from staff and partners about aspirations, accomplishments, and lessons learned along the way.
Lisette Le Named Director of Barr’s Racial Wealth Equity Initiative
Experienced nonprofit leader with deep roots in Greater Boston to lead new initiative that has already committed nearly $15 million to area nonprofits.
Introducing Green Dash Northeast
New interactive tool showcases progress toward energy transition in the Northeast.
New Funding Opportunity to Transform the High School Experience
Barr seeks proposals from teams of high school and system leaders who are ready to meet the moment.
A Time to Embrace
The official unveiling of Boston’s newest public memorial – The Embrace – offers inspiration and hope for a New Year.
Francisco Torres Shares His Perspective as a New Member of the Arts & Creativity Team
Francisco Torres recently joined the Barr Foundation as Arts & Creativity Program Officer. A city planner by training, Francisco describes how the arts influenced his career and work in philanthropy.
Barr Awards $35.7 Million in Final Quarter of 2022
Grants will support a new arts and cultural center for the MetroWest region, continued research on the impacts of extreme heat in Greater Boston, and the planning and piloting of transformative learning experiences.
Taking the Long View
Barr’s President provides an update on a new racial wealth equity initiative, as the Foundation brings 2022 grantmaking to a close.
In Conversation: Seattle Waterfront Director Marshall Foster
A virtual conversation about innovations and strategies driving progress along the waterfronts in Seattle and Boston.
Jenny Curtin Named Education Program Director
Jenny Curtin assumes leadership of Barr’s Education Team and strategies to advance educational equity in high schools across New England.
Boston Public Schools Showcase Innovation Amid Ongoing Challenges
Four high school options provide inspiration for what's possible.