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.
On occasion, consistent with the Foundation’s mission of service and commitment to the long-term strength, vitality, and resilience of our region, Barr awards grants outside of its core focus areas. Special initiatives typically support targeted, time-limited efforts, and there is no formal inquiry process for this category of Barr’s funding.
Current focus areas include building a better Boston waterfront and advancing racial wealth equity in greater Boston.