Climate Grant

From The Barr Foundation

The Barr Foundation's mission is to invest in human, natural, and creative potential. They support stewardship that nurtures and enhances vital community assets, and strive to serve as catalysts for breakthrough ideas that shape a collective future.

Grant uses


The Barr Foundation’s Climate Program is actively working to expand its grantmaking to include more partners who are committed to centering racial equity in the climate movement.

To address climate change, we fund work related to these three topics:

  • Clean Energy: accelerate the expansion of renewable energy and energy efficiency (Geographic focus: New England)
  • Mobility: reduce transportation-related emissions (Geographic focus: Massachusetts)
  • Climate Resilience: help greater-Boston prepare and adapt to climate change (Geographic focus: Greater Boston)

We are most interested in putting our resources toward the following movement-building activities:

  • Equitably reducing greenhouse gas emissions to improve the health and well-being of communities of color
  • Building communities that are prepared for climate change, and protect and work for all people
  • Providing career pathways and support for professionals of color working in the climate movement in our region
  • Investing in capacity-building of POC-led equity-centered organizations
  • Supporting an increase in the number of POC-led equity-centered organizations that are engaged in climate action
  • Fostering authentic and meaningful allyship among the legacy climate organizations
  • Ensuring climate and environmental narratives are inclusive of diverse voices and center community


Organization's Location
Program Location
New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT)
Organization Type


Capital support requests for installation of an EV charging station
Individuals or funding scholarships
Program-related investments
Event sponsorships
not specified


Step 1: Pre-proposal
Application deadline
Step 2: Full proposal (invite only)
Contact info
Review Criteria

We will prioritize communities that have suffered the most from the fossil fuel economy and climate organizations whose work is centered in equity.