Barr Foundation Awards $25 Million in Fourth-Quarter Grants

Barr Foundation Awards $25 Million in Fourth-Quarter Grants

The Boston-based Barr Foundation has announced fourth-quarter grants totaling $25 million to organizations working in the areas of climate, education, arts, and sector effectiveness.

Through its Arts & Creativity program, the foundation awarded eight grants totaling more than $3.4 million, including a grant of $750,000 to the Metropolitan Area Planning Council to refine and expand its arts and culture strategies, tools, and data. Through its Climate program, the foundation awarded eleven grants totaling $4.8 million, including a grant of $600,000 to the Clean Water Fund in support of that organization's advocacy and public outreach efforts. And through its Education program, the foundation awarded forty-eight grants totaling $10.8 million, including a grant of $800,000 to Teach Western Mass in support of the organization's new strategic vision and priorities.

In addition, the foundation awarded twenty-four grants totaling $3.9 million through its Sector Effectiveness program, including a grant of $300,000 to Project Evident in support of its Talent Accelerator, a virtual capacity-building program for New England nonprofits, and two grants totaling $2.3 million through its Special Initiatives program, including a grant of $1.4 million to the Conservation Law Foundation in support of the organization's advocacy and communications efforts.

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"Barr Awards $25 Million in Final Quarter of 2019." Barr Foundation Press Release 12/10/2019.