Boston’s waterfront is intricately linked with the city’s identity, economy, and current growth. But how many people in Boston feel connected to that waterfront, or even welcome?
Stoss Landscape Urbanism via Mystic River Watershed Association
Boston Waterfront Partners
Boston Waterfront Partners is a network of residents, advocates, and organizations working together to make the city’s waterfront open, inviting, and vibrant for all.Learn more about Boston Waterfront Partners
As of December 2019, Barr has awarded over $15 million through this special initiative.
To see all recent Special Initiatives grantmaking, visit our grants database.
Boston Waterfront Initiative Grantmaking Process and Inquiries
Grants awarded by the Barr Foundation originate in different ways. The majority are initiated by our staff or through a request for proposals (RFP) process.
We welcome inquiries from those who feel their work may align with Barr’s Boston Waterfront Initiative goals and who wish to introduce themselves to us. The best approach is to email Jill Valdés Horwood, Director, Boston Waterfront Initiative with a brief description (we suggest 300–400 words) of your organization and the funding opportunity you would like us to consider. Given the high volume of inquiries we receive and limited staffing for special initiatives, it may take a couple weeks to hear back.Read more about our grantmaking process