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NECEC Institute, Inc.

To expand clean energy in New England by informing policy and regulatory development

  • Award Date: 3/27/2019
  • Amount: $500,000
  • Term: 24 months
  • Program: Climate

New England Foundation for the Arts, Inc.

To support a second round of NEFA's Creative City, an initiative to build the field of socially-engaged public art in Greater Boston and New England

  • Award Date: 3/27/2019
  • Amount: $950,000
  • Term: 15 months
  • Program: Arts & Creativity

The Center for Cultural Innovation

To support AmbitioUS, a 7-10-year initiative to incubate catalytic new economic systems of support for artists

  • Award Date: 3/27/2019
  • Amount: $600,000
  • Term: 24 months
  • Program: Arts & Creativity

The Energy Foundation

To accelerate the transition to clean energy in the Northeast

  • Award Date: 3/27/2019
  • Amount: $3,275,000
  • Term: 12 months
  • Program: Climate

American Farmland Trust

To inform the advancement of smart solar siting policies and programs in New England states

  • Award Date: 2/28/2019
  • Amount: $100,000
  • Term: 24 months
  • Program: Climate

Boston Foundation, Inc.

To support Action for Boston Children Working Group

  • Award Date: 2/28/2019
  • Amount: $290,000
  • Term: 6 months
  • Program: Education

Boston Public Schools

To support the Boston Public Schools' shift in hiring practices for administrative positions

  • Award Date: 2/28/2019
  • Amount: $100,000
  • Term: 15 months
  • Program: Education

Clean Energy Group, Inc.

To support energy storage deployment in Massachusetts and collaborative efforts in the region

  • Award Date: 2/28/2019
  • Amount: $90,000
  • Term: 24 months
  • Program: Climate

EcoAdapt

To provide scholarships for individuals from the Greater Boston region to attend the National Adaptation Forum in Madison, WI. Barr will have no part in the selection of the recipients of the scholarships.

  • Award Date: 2/28/2019
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Term: 4 months
  • Program: Climate

Environmental Grantmakers Association

For 2019 Barr Foundation member support

  • Award Date: 2/28/2019
  • Amount: $23,000
  • Term: 12 months
  • Program: Memberships & Sponsorships