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

Barr Announces Request for Proposals as Part of Waterfront Initiative

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Foundation issues RFP to support constituency-building for a great public realm along Boston’s waterfront.

August 01, 2017 | Category: Special Initiatives

Barr Announces Director of Learning and Evaluation

Yvonne Belanger to lead Foundation’s efforts to evaluate and learn from its investments.

July 27, 2017 | Category: Barr News

Area Leaders Join Effort to Link Boston Neighborhoods and Job Centers with Bus Rapid Transit

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

Rick Dimino

Richard A. Dimino

Guest Author · President & CEO, A Better City

Barr Climate Program Co-Director Mary Skelton Roberts interviews State Representative Russell Holmes and A Better City CEO Rick Dimino, members of a newly-formed advisory committee for BostonBRT.

July 13, 2017 | Category: Climate

New Senior Program Officer to Join Barr’s Education Team

Kate Dobin to lead Foundation’s efforts focused on expanding access to K–12 quality in Boston.

July 05, 2017 | Category: Education

SueEllen Kroll Named Barr Foundation Program Officer for Arts & Creativity

National search concludes with the successful appointment of experienced grantmaker in arts, creativity, and humanities.

June 29, 2017 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Introducing the 2017 Barr Fellows

Twelve recognized for their leadership and impact within the Greater Boston community.

June 28, 2017 | Category: Cross-Program Initiatives

Barr Announces First Cohort of Partners in $30-Million “Engage New England: Doing High School Differently” Initiative

Leah Hamilton

Leah Hamilton

Director of Education

Nine organizations from Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Maine receive planning grants to advance greater success for all students.

June 27, 2017 | Category: Education

New Report Proves the Creative Economy is Underpinning New England’s Growth

Cathy Edwards

Cathy Edwards

Guest Author · Executive Director, New England Foundation for the Arts

New England’s creative workers earn nearly $17 billion per year, but are still being affected by global trends in technology and changing consumer habits.

June 22, 2017 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Barr Foundation Appoints Two New Trustees

Emerson College President Lee Pelton and energy expert Sue Tierney to join board of the $1.7 billion private foundation.

June 20, 2017 | Category: Barr News

Barr Awards $14.2 Million in Second Quarter of 2017

Grants to advance new school models, leverage arts to activate a downtown, and deepen grassroots support for clean energy.

June 14, 2017 | Category: Barr News