We aim to elevate the arts, advance solutions for climate change, and expand educational opportunity.
Barr’s work focuses on three areas: Arts & Creativity, Climate, and Education. This is complemented by grantmaking to strengthen New England’s social sector, and by targeted, time-limited Special Initiatives.
Arts & Creativity
The goal of our Arts & Creativity Program is to elevate the arts and enable creative expression to engage and inspire a dynamic, thriving Massachusetts.More about the region's creative potential
To strengthen the social sector in New England, Barr's Sector Effectiveness grantmaking and activities focus on three goals: 1) Building more effective, inclusive leadership; 2) Improving decision-making on significant public issues; and 3) Bolstering core infrastructure for the social sector.Learn more about Sector Effectiveness
The Barr Fellowship celebrates exceptional leaders, investing in them and their organizations, and cultivating a network of civic leaders committed to Greater Boston.Learn more and meet the 2017 Fellows