The best way to protect Boston from rising seas is through “shore-based solutions.” Two of the authors of a recent report explain what that means, and how such solutions can yield benefits for communities.
Fifth in a new series featuring stories from Greater Boston arts organizations that received special funding to pursue an artistic risk.
Fourteen organizations supported as part of 2018 Special Initiative.
A new video series engages millions in questioning longstanding education practices that are ripe for a rethink.
A conversation with local artist Silvia López Chavez discussing her new mural for the Barr Foundation, activating the creative process, and what it's like to make public art in Boston.
Six months into the Barr Foundation’s Creative Commonwealth Initiative, our partners are creating change across Massachusetts. Here are some highlights on progress, milestones, and impacts of their promising early efforts.
Third annual assessment of energy employment at federal, state, and county levels finds over 6.5 million workers, with half of 133,000 new jobs focused on energy efficiency.
Refined guiding principles and new name for Barr’s grantmaking aimed at strengthening New England’s nonprofit sector.
Five key takeaways from analysis predicting heavy losses for those with stake in waterfront real estate across the United States.
Support combines $500,000 in grants from the Foundation with $500,000 in personal gifts from Barr’s founding trustees.