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

Barr Awards $16 Million in First Quarter of 2019

Including support for socially-engaged public art in Greater Boston, grassroots efforts for high-quality schools, and the creation of a new digital platform for urban mobility journalism in Massachusetts.

April 01, 2019 | Category: Barr News

Smarter Ways to Use Data for Student-Centered Schools

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Elana Karopkin-Gold

Senior Strategist, Springpoint

Springpoint, a key partner in Barr’s Engage New England Initiative, reflects on three obstacles and three solutions for schools that want to more effectively use data to understand their students, and to design schools that are tailored to those needs, and that continuously adapt and improve.

March 14, 2019 | Category: Education

Massachusetts Becomes First in the Nation to Put Batteries into Efficiency Plan

Massachusetts' new energy efficiency program adds batteries to the mix. Clean Energy Group's project director breaks down the new policy and next steps.

March 12, 2019 | Category: Climate

Barr Seeks Senior Program Officer for Arts & Creativity

A new addition to the Arts & Creativity team at an exciting time of growth.

March 11, 2019 | Category: Job Openings

Bold Aspirations for Boston’s Future

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Highlights from a recent event at WBUR’s CitySpace, Boston’s newest home for civic discourse.

February 28, 2019 | Category: From the President

An Artist Walks into a Planning Agency

Reflections from the Metropolitan Area Planning Council's first Artist-in-Residence at the conclusion of her 18-month residency.

February 20, 2019 | Category: Arts & Creativity

One Risk That Led to Another

The final installment in a series of seven profiles featuring stories from Greater Boston arts organizations that received special funding to pursue an artistic risk.

February 12, 2019 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Barr Seeks Senior Accountant

Working closely with the Controller, the Senior Accountant will support the management of the Foundation's financial matters.

February 11, 2019 | Category: Job Openings

Shanna Cleveland to Join Barr’s Climate Team

Cleveland brings extensive experience as an attorney and climate advocate to Barr’s Clean Energy portfolio.

February 08, 2019 | Category: Barr News

Barr Foundation Extends Commitment to Boston Waterfront

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

With opportunity to build on progress and advance an ambitious vision, foundation launches search for full-time director of its waterfront initiative.

February 07, 2019 | Category: Special Initiatives