The Barr Foundation in Boston has announced third-quarter grants totaling $18.6 million in the areas of arts and creativity, climate, education, and sector effectiveness.
In addition to grants totaling $7.2 million announced earlier in the quarter, the foundation awarded thirty-five grants totaling nearly $6 million through its Arts & Creativity program, including $200,000 to creative placemaking organization Beyond Walls in support of the second Beyond Walls Mural Festival in Lynn, Massachusetts. The foundation also awarded seventeen grants totaling $10.5 million through its Climate program, including $1 million to Ceres in support of the organization's clean energy and climate mitigation work with regional and national business leaders, and $2.4 million to the Conservation Law Foundation in support of its efforts to advance climate-smart policies and practices in New England.
In addition, the foundation awarded sixteen grants totaling $4.4 million through its Education program, including grants of $150,000 to Hartford Public Schools in Connecticut, Malden Public Schools in Massachusetts, the Manchester School District in New Hampshire, Portland Public Schools in Maine, and Worcester Public Schools in Massachusetts.
And in support of Sector Effectiveness, the foundation awarded three grants totaling $580,000, including a grant of $175,000 to BoardSource in support of that organization's research, convenings, and communications efforts, and a grant of $225,000 to Fund the People, which works to maximize investment in the nonprofit workforce.