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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

Independent Sector

To host a regional field meeting, “Threads Boston,” to explore trends facing the social sector and how to adapt to a changing environment.

  • Award Date: 2/23/2015
  • Amount: $75,000
  • Term: 12 months
  • Program: Sector Effectiveness

Philanthropy Roundtable

Barr Foundation membership

  • Award Date: 2/23/2015
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Term: 12 months
  • Program: Memberships & Sponsorships
  • Award Date: 2/23/2015
  • Amount: $1,500
  • Term: 12 months
  • Program: Memberships & Sponsorships