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

Kathryn Wright Shares Perspectives from her First Year at Barr

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Kathryn Wright

Senior Program Officer, Clean Energy

Barr's senior program officer reflects on her career in clean energy and what excites her about her new role at the Foundation.

October 27, 2022 | Category: Climate

Top Five Urban Parks Ideas from the 2022 Greater and Greener Conference

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Jill Valdés Horwood

Director, Boston Waterfront Initiative

Our Boston Waterfront Initiative director shares five inspiring ideas for our waterfront from a recent learning journey in Philadelphia.

October 18, 2022 | Category: Boston Waterfront

Five Community-Driven Actions for Change in Arts and Culture Organizations

Cultural researcher Matthew Jenetopulos recaps a series of convenings across Massachusetts focused on turning research into action.

October 13, 2022 | Category: Arts & Creativity

New Tool for Climate Nonprofits to Assess Progress on Racial Equity

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Mariella Puerto

Director of Climate

Self-assessment helps organizations evaluate and benchmark efforts to change culture and ways of working; and helps funders better understand partners’ efforts and how to target resources.

October 07, 2022 | Category: Climate

Supporting BIPOC Artists, Growing Vibrant Communities

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Leonard M. Lee

Guest Author · President and CEO, SouthCoast Community Foundation

The brilliance of individual artists propels social, economic, and physical progress in the places we love.

September 28, 2022 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Barr Awards $50.3 Million in Third Quarter of 2022

New grants will catalyze artist support services across Massachusetts, environmental justice efforts in Connecticut, and the development of new high school models across New England.

September 27, 2022 | Category: Barr News

Looking to Denmark as a Model for an Equitable Clean Energy Sector

Learning from a trip to Denmark focused on how Denmark is navigating its energy transition in the building and electricity sectors.

September 12, 2022 | Category: Climate

Massachusetts Voters Want More Clean Energy: Insights from our 2022 Poll

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Kathryn Wright

Senior Program Officer, Clean Energy

Kathryn Wright shares key findings from new polling of Massachusetts voters' attitudes on the future of clean energy.

August 22, 2022 | Category: Climate

Green Power at Lower Cost: Green Municipal Aggregation in Massachusetts

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Mikaela Hondros-McCarthy

Guest Author · Finance and Renewable Energy Procurement Director , Green Energy Consumers Alliance

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Larry Chretien

Guest Author · Executive Director, Green Energy Consumers Alliance

Green Energy Consumers Alliance shares findings and opportunities for growth from a new report on green municipal aggregation in Massachusetts.

August 03, 2022 | Category: Climate

New Funding Extends Transformation Efforts in Five High Schools

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Jenny Curtin

Director of Education

Beyond Engage New England is a $2.85 million investment in five schools committed to ensuring post-secondary success for all students.

July 27, 2022 | Category: Education