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

Staffing Update – Fall 2014

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Staffing updates from the Barr Foundation.

November 24, 2014 | Category: Barr News

Announcing the 2015 Barr Fellows

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

We are thrilled to announce a new class of Barr Fellows.

November 18, 2014 | Category: Barr Fellowship

Little Cities that Could (and Did) Show Leadership on Climate

Mariella Puerto

Mariella Puerto

Co-Director of Climate

Learn about a Barr grantee that has been creating its own climate playbook.

November 13, 2014 | Category: Climate

Making Room for Artistic Risk-Taking and Innovation

San San Wong

E. San San Wong

Director of Arts & Creativity

How can arts organizations innovate while managing risk? Barr's senior program officer for Arts & Culture, San San Wong, reflects on an "electrifying panel" held earlier this fall at MIT's Media Lab—part of our Barr-Klarman Arts Capacity Building Initiative.

November 11, 2014 | Category: Arts & Creativity

New Webinar Offers 101 on Political Advocacy for Nonprofits

San San Wong

E. San San Wong

Director of Arts & Creativity

While the tax codes make it clear nonprofits can’t endorse or oppose specific candidates for office, or specific legislation, it turns out there is quite a lot they can and should do to advance their issues.

October 16, 2014 | Category: Sector Effectiveness

Why Not Go for Gold in Boston?

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

Over the last year, Barr has sponsored a study group of Boston transportation, development, and community leaders to explore whether Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) could be viable here.

October 14, 2014 | Category: Climate

From the President – Fall 2014

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

For us at the Barr Foundation, this past summer has provided an opportunity to give greater definition to the values that guide Barr’s philanthropy.

October 06, 2014 | Category: From the President

Strategic Communications at Barr

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Exploring how Barr can more fully leverage communications to advance its mission.

September 22, 2014 | Category: Barr News

Barr’s Rahn Dorsey Appointed Boston’s First Chief of Education

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Our colleague Rahn Dorsey has been appointed by Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh to his cabinet as the City’s first chief of education.

September 02, 2014 | Category: Education

A New Approach to Scaling High-Quality Pre-Kindergarten

Kimberly Haskins

Kimberly Haskins

Senior Program Officer, Sector Effectiveness

Building on its highly successful pre-kindergarten program, Boston Public Schools (BPS) has teamed up with community-based early care and education centers providing preschool programs to share what has worked well and to test a new way to expand access to high-quality early education.

August 27, 2014 | Category: Education