In our grantmaking we strive to be transparent, foster open communication, and build constructive relationships.
Our Grantmaking Process
What We Don’t Fund
Barr does not make grants to individuals or for scholarships. It is also rare for Barr to fund capital projects, event sponsorships (except on occasion for longstanding partners), program-related investments, or organizations not classified as public charities and tax-exempt under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Our program goals and strategies.
Arts & Creativity
Adapting boldly. Spanning sectors. Activating public support.
Climate, Clean Energy
Scale clean. Scale smart.
Smarter travel. Smarter places.
Advancing greater success for all students.
Preparing for the impacts of climate change.
Grantee Perception Reports
Foundations have few opportunities to receive candid feedback. This is why we engage the The Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) to administer its Grantee Perception Reports (GPR) to our grantees. This is an invaluable opportunity for us to gather feedback on grantees’ Barr experience. And with more than 40,000 responses and 290 funders in CEP’s dataset, the GPR allows us to benchmark ourselves against our peers. CEP will conduct Barr’s next GPR in fall 2017.
We welcome your ideas
We always strive to improve our grantee and grant-seeker experience, and we welcome your input via our grantmaking process feedback form.