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

Barr Announces New Grants and Partnerships to Strengthen School Leadership in Massachusetts

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Kate Dobin

Senior Program Officer, Education

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Samantha Alper

Program Associate, Education

10 Massachusetts school systems will work together in a strategic planning process exploring the challenges and solutions to the principal pipeline.

November 07, 2019 | Category: Education

Expanding Access to the Arts in Rural Berkshire County

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Emily Bronson

Guest Author · Senior Community Engagement Officer, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation

How nonprofits and residents are confronting barriers to participation in an arts-rich region through the Arts Build Community Initiative.

November 06, 2019 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Change is Constant. How Can Leaders Support Their Organizations to Adapt?

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Alexandra Juckno

Program Assistant, Arts & Creativity

In the first year of a six-year initiative, arts organizations explore three steps to confronting and embracing change.

October 24, 2019 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Six Mobility Lessons from Europe’s Most Sustainable City

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Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

From Boston to Oslo and back—here are transportation solutions we want to see implemented at home.

October 15, 2019 | Category: Climate

Elevating the Arts in the South Coast of Massachusetts

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Rayana Grace

Guest Author · Arts & Culture Program Manager, Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts

As Creative Commonwealth Initiative enters new phase, Rayana Grace and John Vasconcellos of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts reflect on the new artists, work, and partnerships that celebrate the rich cultural heritage of the South Coast.

October 10, 2019 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Announcing Extension of Partnership with Five Community Foundations Advancing Arts Across Massachusetts

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E. San San Wong

Director of Arts & Creativity

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Next three years will focus on implementing ambitious plans and expanding successful early efforts, with $5 million in new support from Barr, and partners’ commitments to collectively raise more than $1 million in new local arts philanthropy.

September 25, 2019 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Barr Foundation Awards $26.8 Million in Third Quarter of 2019

New grants include support to accelerate arts strategies and investments in Gateway Cities, build coalitions to advance climate equity work, and expand services to support parents through their child’s educational journey.

September 24, 2019 | Category: Barr News

Reliable Energy for a Changing Climate: Safe, Secure, and Clean

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Shanna Cleveland

Program Officer, Clean Energy

The climate has changed and our energy grid must change with it.

September 17, 2019 | Category: Climate

Expanding Access to a Winning Climate Strategy

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Mariella Puerto

Co-Director of Climate

New report features myriad ways states and cities are putting equity in the center of their climate and energy policies.

September 11, 2019 | Category: Climate

Eight Questions with Barr's New Education Program Officer

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Ali Gross

Program Officer, Education

A conversation with Ali Gross about her journey in education and the work underway to support communities in reimagining the high school experience.

September 06, 2019 | Category: Education