Tools and resources for Barr grantees

Welcome to the Grantee Homepage. This section of Barr’s website provides resources for navigating the grant application process, accessing Barr’s logo and other communications materials, and sharing photography of your work with us.

Applying and Reporting

To manage grant applications and reporting, we use an online grantee portal.

When logging in for the first time, please set your password by clicking “Can’t access your account?” and then entering your username, which is: firstname.lastname You can also view details from past grants to your organization from Barr.

Log in to your account

For instructions on using the grantee portal, click here.

Writing outputs and outcomes

We know that identifying outputs and outcomes is often one of the most challenging parts of the grant application process. That’s why we developed guidelines on writing meaningful outputs and outcomes. This document is a resource to understand these terms and build realistic metrics for your work.

Guidelines for outputs and outcomes

Acknowledging Barr

Communication Guidelines

We encourage you to announce your grant and, as appropriate, to share important updates, milestones, and impact via your organization’s website, social media, and traditional media outreach. Such communications should focus on your organization, priorities, and/or on those who benefit from your work. If you would like to recognize Barr for its support, review the guidelines below.

Download the Communications Guidelines

Brand Guidelines

This year, we reimagined our brand in ways that reflect our growth, while staying true to who we are, as your partner. Our new visual identity is designed to consistently position the Foundation as a lens that provides transparency and perspective, and—most importantly—an ever-expanding focus on our partners whose work benefits our greater community.

Download our brand guidelines for guidance on referencing Barr's brand, quick tips for logo use, and instructions on Barr's colors and fonts.

Download the Brand Guidelines

If you have questions about our communication or brand guidelines, please contact Cecilia Hylton at chylton[at]barrfoundation.org.

Barr Logos

Barr Foundation logo

Below are several file options of Barr’s new logo. If you have an upcoming event or publication and would like to use the Barr logo, chances are this section has what you need.

Before, downloading your logo, review the guide below to select the the version that will best suit your needs:

  • Use the primary logo when you have no space restrictions. This is our preferred logo treatment.
  • Use the stacked logo when you are working in small, square spaces.
  • Use the horizontal logo for lengthier spaces with less available width.

Please note, Barr's primary logo is meant to be used against a white background. Use the "logo for dark backgrounds" for other use cases. If you have questions, contact Cecilia Hylton chylton[at]barrfoundation.org.

We ask that you adhere to our brand guidelines when using our logo: Please allow at least one icon’s worth of white space around the logo; avoid making any edits to the logo; and always place Barr's logo on a white background.

Promoting Your Work

Sharing your photos with us

A picture is worth 1,000 words, especially when it features your organization, your project, and the people you serve. We encourage you to share high-resolution (at least 1MB in file size) photos with us, so that we might feature them in our communications to highlight our partners and grantmaking.

Before sending us your photos, please ensure you have 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 metadata of the photos prior to uploading them.

Upload Photos

Writing for the Barr Foundation Blog

Our blog is one of the primary channels we use to draw positive attention to our partners and their efforts, to share news, and to engage in broader debates about our priority issues. We frequently invite guest authors to offer their perspectives to advance conversations and deepen engagement.

Often, grantees will write about their work, learnings, or share new research. 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

Connecting with Barr on Social Media

Have news to share about an upcoming event or your work? Reach out to our Communications Associate, Cecilia Hylton, for help spreading the word on Barr's platforms.