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RAR-MA Inc.

To support Raising A Reader expansion in high-need Boston neighborhoods, focusing on low-income families and English language learners.

  • Award Date: 3/ 2/2015
  • Amount: $200,000
  • Term: 24 months
  • Program: Education

Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy

To support the continuation and expansion of the Condition of Education in the Commonwealth research project through printed materials, digital media, and convenings.

  • Award Date: 3/ 2/2015
  • Amount: $130,000
  • Term: 24 months
  • Program: Education

Root Capital, Inc.

To strengthen and expand Root Capital's capacity to plan, implement, and measure its efforts to increase smallholder farmer resilience to climate change and related environmental shocks.

  • Award Date: 3/ 2/2015
  • Amount: $400,000
  • Term: 24 months
  • Program: Global

Smart Growth America

To support LOCUS’s efforts to increase low-emission, affordable, transit-oriented development projects by conducting research that identifies potential walkable urban neighborhoods (WalkUPS) and ideas to make them more appealing to developers.

  • Award Date: 3/ 2/2015
  • Amount: $500,000
  • Term: 24 months
  • Program: Climate

University of Massachusetts Foundation, Inc.

To develop a robust and innovative model for managing Indian East Himalayan forest ecosystem services and societal interactions in the face of global climate and economic change.

  • Award Date: 3/ 2/2015
  • Amount: $450,000
  • Term: 36 months
  • Program: Global

University of Wisconsin Foundation, Inc.

To support the State Smart Transportation Initiative’s (SSTI) community of practice among change-oriented state departments of transportation (DOTs), produce research and educational materials to inform DOTs across the country, and provide technical assistance to the Massachusetts DOT.

  • Award Date: 3/ 2/2015
  • Amount: $600,000
  • Term: 24 months
  • Program: Climate

Urban Age Institute

To support the Emerging Opportunities Project, which introduces global transportation innovation ideas that have the potential to be transformative in Boston and other cities as we aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Award Date: 3/ 2/2015
  • Amount: $100,000
  • Term: 12 months
  • Program: Climate

World Music, Inc.

To provide capacity-building support in the form of multi-year operating support, training, and technical assistance through the Barr-Klarman Arts Capacity Building Initiative.

  • Award Date: 3/ 2/2015
  • Amount: $250,000
  • Term: 24 months
  • Program: Arts & Creativity

Asian American-Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy

Barr Foundation member support for the Boston Chapter

  • Award Date: 2/23/2015
  • Amount: $1,500
  • Term: 12 months
  • Program: Memberships & Sponsorships

Emerson College

To support the Office of the Arts' strategic planning process.

  • Award Date: 2/23/2015
  • Amount: $25,000
  • Term: 6 months
  • Program: Arts & Creativity