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A Better City Initiative, Inc.

To create a public-realm plan to enhance public spaces that encourages greater use of public transit, biking, and walking throughout the City of Boston.

  • Award Date: 5/27/2015
  • Amount: $250,000
  • Term: 24 months
  • Program: Climate
  • Award Date: 5/27/2015
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Term: 12 months
  • Program: Memberships & Sponsorships

A Better City Initiative, Inc.

To develop a mobile-source emissions calculator to generate data that will lead to a greater understanding about average fuel efficiencies and their related greenhouse gas emissions and that will serve as a performance indicator for Go Boston 2030.

  • Award Date: 5/27/2015
  • Amount: $20,000
  • Term: 12 months
  • Program: Climate

Associated Grant Makers, Inc.

Barr Foundation membership dues for Boston Education Funders

  • Award Date: 5/27/2015
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Term: 12 months
  • Program: Memberships & Sponsorships

Boston Educational Development Foundation, Inc.

To support incoming Boston Public Schools superintendent Dr. Tommy Chang and a transition team in a listen-and-learn tour and in creating a 100-day-plan for the start of Dr. Chang's tenure.

  • Award Date: 5/27/2015
  • Amount: $100,000
  • Term: 12 months
  • Program: Education

Communication Network

To support The Communications Network's 2015 Annual Conference.

  • Award Date: 5/27/2015
  • Amount: $5,000
  • Term: 12 months
  • Program: Memberships & Sponsorships

Grantmakers in the Arts

Barr Foundation membership

  • Award Date: 5/27/2015
  • Amount: $25,000
  • Term: 12 months
  • Program: Memberships & Sponsorships

Innovation Network for Communities

To launch and implement the Renewable Energy Leadership Prize, a $100,000 award to the nonprofit institution in Greater Boston that develops the most compelling strategy for large-scale renewable energy generation from either on-site or off-site sources.

  • Award Date: 5/27/2015
  • Amount: $125,000
  • Term: 12 months
  • Program: Climate

Charles River Conservancy, Inc.

To help complete The Lynch Family Skatepark.

  • Award Date: 5/13/2015
  • Amount: $75,000
  • Term: 12 months
  • Program: Founding Trustee-directed

Foundation Center

To redesign the Glasspockets transparency and accountability assessment and the benchmark visualization, as well as undertake communications efforts to promote transparency principles and further Glasspockets use.

  • Award Date: 4/27/2015
  • Amount: $100,000
  • Term: 12 months
  • Program: Cross-Program Initiatives