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

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

A Milestone Year

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Jim Canales shares highlights from the first year under Barr’s new strategies and announces increased grantmaking for 2017.

December 14, 2016 | Category: From the President

Barr Foundation Announces $28.5 Million in New Grants

Trevor Pollack

Trevor Pollack

Manager of Special Projects

Final grants of the year bring 2016 total to an all-time high of $73.5 million.

December 08, 2016 | Category: Barr News

Four Lessons of Climate Leadership from Northern Europe

Boston Green Ribbon Commission Director Amy Longsworth shares key insights from a recent trip by Massachusetts leaders to learn from cities that are enhancing quality of life, building resilience to climate change, and boosting their economies through clean energy.

December 07, 2016 | Category: Climate

Registration Open for Online Info Session on New Education RFP

Jenny Curtin

Jenny Curtin

Senior Program Officer, Education

Join us December 12 to learn more and ask questions about our newly-released request for proposals for innovative schools and programs for students off track to high school graduation in New England.

December 01, 2016 | Category: Education

King Tides Preview Rising Seas

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Boston’s recent “King Tides” provided a glimpse into the near-future—what scientists predict will be the “new normal” of daily high tides by mid-century.

November 21, 2016 | Category: Climate

Frame Shift. Then Power Shift.

Elena Letona

Elena Letona

Guest Author · Executive Director, Neighbor to Neighbor

Elena Letona, executive director of Neighbor to Neighbor (and a 2005 Barr Fellow), shares lessons learned from an old, industrial city in western Massachusetts, where community members, labor groups, elected officials, and others found common cause in a winning effort to go from “coal to sol!”

November 17, 2016 | Category: Climate

Barr Seeks Proposals from Innovative Schools and Programs

Leah Hamilton

Leah Hamilton

Director of Education

Foundation issues RFP for planning and design of schools and programs in New England focused on connecting students off track to graduation to success in high school and beyond.

November 14, 2016 | Category: Education