Tools and resources for Barr grantees

This section of Barr’s website provides grant management and communication resources for our partner organizations.

Grantee Portal

Grantees can use this portal to submit all grant applications and reports, as well as to view details of past grants.

When logging in for the first time, please reset your password by clicking “Can’t access your account?” and then entering your username when prompted. Your username is set to the following format: firstname.lastname

Log in to your account

Important notes for users:

  • The system will time out after two hours of inactivity. If this happens, it will ask that you reset your password. To avoid this, please save your work and log out of the system if you may be inactive for more than two hours.
  • When naming files to upload as part of your application or report, please refrain from using any symbols (&, $, %, _, etc.). A symbol in the file name will cause an error upon upload. Attachments must also be under 5MB in file size to successfully upload to the portal.

Instructions on how to navigate the portal are available in this guide for portal users.

If you have questions or trouble logging in, please contact us at grants[at]

Communication Guidelines

The Barr Foundation recognizes the power of strategic communications to advance mission. So we encourage you to announce your grant and, as appropriate, to share important updates, milestones, and impact via your organization’s website, blog, social media, and traditional media outreach. Such communications should focus on your organization, priorities, and/or on those who benefit from your work. Barr should not be the focus. However, we are proud to be associated with those we fund. When Barr is recognized for its support, we believe it also serves the Foundation’s mission and goals—drawing positive attention to our partners and their work, while also helping to build understanding of Barr and its priorities.

To assist you in communicating about your grant, we provide a set of guidelines for download below.

Download the Guidelines

If you have questions about our communication guidelines, please contact Cecilia Hylton at chylton[at]

Writing Your Outputs and Outcomes

As part of the grant application, you and your program officer will co-develop outputs and outcomes. These outputs and outcomes define what progress and success will look like for each grant. The below guide is a resource to better understand evaluation terminology and build realistic metrics for proposed grants.

Learn more about developing outputs and outcomes

Photo Sharing

To help promote the project for which you received a grant, we encourage you to share high-resolution (at least 1,500 pixels across or 1MB in file size) photos with us, so that we might feature them on Barr’s website, in presentations, and in other materials we use to describe the Foundation’s grantmaking.

We look for dynamic, people-centric images that showcase the work and its impacts. Prior to sending us your photos, please ensure you have written consent to publish and share them from individuals appearing in the photos, and from the photographer.

To submit photos, please click on the “Upload Photos” button. We will be sure to credit your organization and a photographer each time we use your photos. The best way to alert us of needed photo credits is by including them in the file name or in the meta data of the photos prior to uploading them.

Upload Photos

Barr Logos

Barr Foundation

Grantees may use the Barr Foundation logo in print or online materials. Different file formats are available for download via the links below. We ask that you adhere to our brand guidelines when using our logo: Please allow at least one icon’s worth of whitespace around the logo; avoid making any edits to the logo; place the color logo (two-tone blue) only on a white background; use the white or black version of the logo on colored backgrounds.

  • Color logo (for white backgrounds): JPEG;EPS; AI
  • Black logo (for printing in black and white and for light color backgrounds): JPEG; EPS
  • White logo (for dark color backgrounds): GIF; EPS; AI

Writing for the Barr Foundation Blog

Sometimes, grantees will write about their work, learnings, or share new research for the Barr Foundation blog. We encourage guest authors to review the “Guest Blog Guidelines” below for general tips and guidance throughout the writing process.

Download the guest blog guidelines