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

A Vital Piece of Our Clean Energy Future Ready for Primetime – Energy Storage

Meredith Hatfield

Meredith Hatfield

Program Officer, Clean Energy, Barr Foundation

New report reveals the potential for energy storage to save people in Massachusetts millions in energy costs, reduce emissions, and accelerate the success of local, clean energy.

October 26, 2016 | Category: Climate

What do Artists and Creative Workers in New England need to Thrive Here?

Dee Schneidman

Dee Schneidman

Guest Author · Program Director for Research and Creative Economy, New England Foundation for the Arts

New England Foundation for the Arts’ director of research introduces “Creatives Count”—a new survey of area creatives to bring more resources and attention to their sector.

October 21, 2016 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Meet the Newest Member of Barr’s Climate Team

Lisa Jacobson

Lisa Jacobson

Program Officer, Mobility, Barr Foundation

Eight questions with Lisa Jacobson, who recently joined Barr as Program Officer for Mobility.

October 11, 2016 | Category: Climate

New Opportunity for Boston Nonprofits to Strengthen their Leadership Teams

Trevor Pollack

Trevor Pollack

Manager of Special Projects

The Bridgespan Group seeks applications for six cohorts of Leading for Impact–Boston, with participation subsidized by Barr and five area funders.

October 06, 2016 | Category: Cross-Program Initiatives

Boston Globe Op-Ed: What is the Vision for Boston’s Waterfront?

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President and Trustee

This article was originally published in the Opinion section of The Boston Globe on September 30, 2016.

October 03, 2016 | Category: From the President

Barr Foundation Announces $16.6 Million in New Grants

Trevor Pollack

Trevor Pollack

Manager of Special Projects

With these third-quarter grants, Barr has awarded $45 million to date in 2016, anticipating $70 million in approvals by year-end.

September 26, 2016 | Category: Barr News

19 Funders Pledge $53 Million to Expand Energy Efficiency

Mariella Puerto

Mariella Puerto

Senior Program Officer, Climate (Program Lead, Clean Energy)

Barr Foundation joins coordinated effort to bring proven technologies, solutions to developing countries most vulnerable to climate change.

September 22, 2016 | Category: Climate

Barr Launches New Initiative to Support Off-Track Youth

Leah Hamilton

Leah Hamilton

Director of Education

The Education Program issues Request for Information and invites responses through October 21.

September 22, 2016 | Category: Education

An Exit Interview with a Transportation Champion

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Senior Program Officer, Climate (Program Lead, Mobility)

Reflections, lessons learned, and advice from Kristina Egan at the close of her five-year tenure as Transportation for Massachusetts executive director.

September 08, 2016 | Category: Climate

More Than Words on a Website

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President and Trustee

Barr’s president on how the Foundation’s core values animate its work.

September 06, 2016 | Category: From the President