Barr Foundation Awards $10 Million in Grants

The Barr Foundation in Boston has announced thirty-three grants totaling $10 million in support of local, national, and international initiatives.

The foundation awarded fifteen grants totaling $2.6 million in the area of arts and culture, including two-year extended support grants to thirteen organizations in the Barr-Klarman Arts Capacity Building Initiative Youth Arts Mastery Cohort, and a $1.1 million grant to EdVestors, which is leading the third phase of the Boston Public Schools Arts Expansion Initiative. The foundation also awarded seven grants totaling $3.2 million through its Climate program, including grants to the Environmental Defense Fund and Nature Conservancy in support of their work with the Alliance to Curb Climate Change, and a grant to the Partnership Project in support of its coordinating role on the Climate Action Campaign.

In addition, the foundation awarded four education-related grants totaling $1.5 million, including a grant of $1 million to City Year to increase the number of AmeriCorps members serving in Boston public schools; four international grants totaling $1.6 million, including grants to Mercy Corps and the Relief Society of Tigray to improve locally led natural resource management and sustainable agricultural initiatives in rural Haiti and Ethiopia; and three grants totaling $1.1 million through its Special Initiatives program, including grants in support of the work of the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center and MassINC.

"Announcing $10 Million in New Grants." Barr Foundation Press Release 06/26/2015.