Targeted, time-limited support beyond our core programs.

Read about our goals, grantmaking, and other activates related to current and past special initiatives.

The majority of Barr’s grantmaking extends from the Foundation’s core program strategies. Yet, from time to time we initiate additional work consistent with our mission of service and commitment to the long-term strength, vitality, and resilience of our region. Special initiatives typically support targeted, time-limited efforts, and there is no formal inquiry process for this category of Barr’s funding.

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Creating a Boston Waterfront that Welcomes and Benefits All People

This special initiative aims to realize the full potential of the Boston waterfront.

Learn more about Creating a Boston Waterfront that Welcomes and Benefits All People

Strengthening Civil Rights and Democracy

This special initiative aims to support civil rights protections and ensure a fair and accurate 2020 Census count in New England.

Learn more about Strengthening Civil Rights and Democracy

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