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

Barr Foundation Announces $20.6 Million in New Grants

Trevor Pollack

Trevor Pollack

Manager of Special Projects

First grants of 2017 mark major investments in key partnerships.

March 13, 2017 | Category: Barr News

New England Chambers of Commerce Leading on Clean Energy

Diane Doucette

Diane Doucette

Guest Author · Executive Director, Chambers for Innovation and Clean Energy

Diane Doucette of Chambers for Innovation and Clean Energy shares five ways area businesses reaped the benefits of clean energy in 2016.

February 28, 2017 | Category: Climate

Clean Energy Powers 3 Million U.S. Jobs

Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

Guest Author · Environmental Workforce Consultant

Phil Jordan

Phil Jordan

Guest Author · Vice President, BW Research Partnership

New research reveals a vibrant, new national industry and workforce.

February 22, 2017 | Category: Climate

In Changing Times, Philanthropy Must Adapt

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Amidst rapid change, uncertainty, and urgent calls for action, how should a foundation balance a commitment to strategy with a capacity to adapt?

February 16, 2017 | Category: Barr News

Barr Renews Commitment to Signature Leadership Program

Roger Nozaki

Roger Nozaki

Vice President, Barr Foundation

Next class of Barr Fellows to be named in mid-2017; Kimberly Haskins takes new role overseeing the Fellowship and other Cross-Program Initiatives.

February 07, 2017 | Category: Cross-Program Initiatives

Buses Are What’s Next in Transportation

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

This article was originally published in the Opinion section of Commonwealth Magazine on January 23, 2017.

January 27, 2017 | Category: Climate

Learning and Evaluation for Greater Impact

Roger Nozaki

Roger Nozaki

Vice President, Barr Foundation

Roger Nozaki, Barr’s vice president, shares the goals, principles, and next steps for learning and evaluation at the Foundation—including a search for a new director.

January 24, 2017 | Category: Barr News

Resilient Resolutions

Bud Ris

Bud Ris

Guest Author · Climate Advisor

Key findings and next steps from a new report on Boston’s vulnerabilities to rising seas and other adverse climate effects.

January 06, 2017 | Category: Climate

Counting Down to the New Year with Our Top Blogs from 2016

Mary Duggan

Mary Chalifour

Communications Officer

Five new colleagues, four artist ethnographers, three program strategies, two campaign lessons, and a call for innovative partners

December 30, 2016 | Category: Barr News

Six New England Artists Earn National Recognition

San San Wong

E. San San Wong

Director of Arts & Creativity

Barr joins funders supporting exemplary artists to take risks and create new work.

December 22, 2016 | Category: Arts & Creativity