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

Charting a Path Back to Live Performance

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Robert Duffley

Guest Author · Editor & Assistant Dramaturg , American Repertory Theater

Introducing the “Roadmap for Recovery and Resilience for Theater” from the American Repertory Theater and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

March 10, 2021 | Category: Arts & Creativity

In Conversation: Ford Foundation President Darren Walker

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Full recording of a recent discussion between Darren Walker and Jim Canales on the role of philanthropy in creating a just future and much more.

February 25, 2021 | Category: Barr News

A Time for Bold Action on Climate

Amos Hostetter, Barr’s Co-Founder and Trustee, reflects on more than a decade of climate philanthropy.

February 24, 2021 | Category: Climate

Creating a More Equitable High School Experience Requires Whole School Change

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Jenny Curtin

Senior Program Officer, Education

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Elina Alayeva

Guest Author · Executive Director, Springpoint

Supporting all students to succeed requires much more than a stand-alone racial equity training, program, or role.

February 08, 2021 | Category: Education

Seven Questions with Barr's Senior Program Officer for Arts & Creativity

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Giles Li

Senior Program Officer, Arts & Creativity

Giles Li, our Senior Program Officer for Arts & Creativity, discusses his priorities at Barr, the transition from grantee to grantmaker, and the challenges facing the arts sector throughout COVID-19.

February 04, 2021 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Mariella Puerto Named Barr Foundation Climate Program Director

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

A Barr veteran and field leader, Mariella will oversee continued growth of the Foundation’s Clean Energy, Mobility, and Resilience focus areas.

January 29, 2021 | Category: Barr News

Six Questions with Barr's New Vice President for Administration

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Lynn Harwell

Vice President for Administration

Lynn Harwell discusses her path to Barr, priorities for the year, and what it's like to start a new job in a pandemic.

January 25, 2021 | Category: Barr News

To Advance Racial Equity, Foundation Boards Need to Take an Active Role

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Barbara W. Hostetter

Co-founder and Chair

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Reflections from Barr's board chair and president amidst the Foundation's continuing equity journey.

January 19, 2021 | Category: From the President

We Should Not Be Surprised

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

In the aftermath of insurrection in Washington D.C., reflections from Barr’s president on what enabled yesterday’s violence and what it demands of each of us.

January 07, 2021 | Category: From the President

Embracing Winter with Creative Ways to Stay Outdoors

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Lisa Jacobson

Senior Program Officer, Mobility, Barr Foundation

Inspiration and insights from cold-weather cities reimagining winter as a season to love.

December 17, 2020 | Category: Climate