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

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

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E. San San Wong

Director of Arts & Creativity

Jim Canales

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

Adapting to Climate Change? Here are Three Approaches in Greater Boston

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Kalila Barnett

Program Officer, Climate Resilience

A recent scan of efforts to prepare for climate change surfaces three themes to guide current practices and collaboration in Greater Boston.

August 29, 2019 | Category: Resiliency

No Time for Complacency

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Mariella Puerto

Co-Director of Climate

New scorecard celebrates U.S. cities leading on clean energy. Yet, even leaders must do more to access the full economic opportunities and to address our climate emergency.

August 08, 2019 | Category: Climate

Race to Lead 2019

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Kimberly Haskins

Senior Program Officer, Sector Effectiveness

Building Movement Project seeks input for a new survey on leadership and race in the nonprofit sector.

August 01, 2019 | Category: Sector Effectiveness

In the Midst of a Transportation Crisis, Let’s Have Some Hope

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Lisa Jacobson

Senior Program Officer, Mobility, Barr Foundation

Results of three bus pilot projects prove that change is possible.

July 31, 2019 | Category: Climate

Words of Advice from Seven Schools Reimagining Where Learning Happens

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Cindy Lung

Guest Author · Former Program Associate, Education

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Jenny Curtin

Senior Program Officer, Education

After two years of planning work, school teams share what they have learned about redesigning high schools to better leverage community assets.

July 22, 2019 | Category: Education