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

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

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

Program Officer and 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