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The Gift
Foundation: Barr Foundation, Rasmuson Foundation, Surdna Foundation, Ford Foundation, James Irvine Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, William Penn Foundation, Irvine Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies

When Detroit's historic North End was being ravaged by blight, Patrick Bouchain and Jean Louis Farges decided to turn a abandoned warehouse into a community library. But instead of accepting a...more

National Arts Summit Explores the Transformative Power of Culture in Our Communities
Foundation: Barr Foundation, Knight Foundation, Heinz Endowments, Joyce Foundation, Kresge Foundation, McKnight Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

"At this moment marked by threats to our democracy, the arts and humanities are an asset to our country that allows us to understand each other better," Maria Rosario Jackson, chair of the National...more

Lowell Chamber Orchestra Receives Three-Year Funding for Advancement Of BIPOC Composers
Foundation: Barr Foundation, Greater Lowell Community Foundation

LOWELL, Mass., Dec. 4, 2023 ( SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE ) — The Lowell Chamber Orchestra (LCO) has been inducted into the Barr Foundation's...more

Mass Humanities Announces 2023 Funding Opportunities Through Grants
Foundation: Barr Foundation

In 2022, the Northampton-based foundation awarded more than $1 million in grants to non-profits, supporting free public events, oral...more

Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies Will Install New CEO in April
Foundation: Barr Foundation, Headwaters Foundation for Justice, Marin Community Foundation, Global Fund for Women

Also, the former president of the Headwaters Foundation for Justice has joined the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, and two...more

Arts Midwest, Arts Group Produce Love Letter For New Bedford Campaign
Foundation: Barr Foundation

If you're an artist in New Bedford, Mass., there's a new campaign you might want to check out. It's called "Love Letter for New Bedford," and it's designed to tell the stories of local artists in...more

BRIDGE unveils a new vision of equity, inclusion and justice for the Berkshires
Foundation: Barr Foundation, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation

... this opportunity for dialogue—between those helping to fund Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation's ABC initiative and those testing new...more

Haverhill, Methuen and Lawrence Eligible to Apply for State Public Art and Culture Grants | WHAV
Foundation: Barr Foundation

Launched in 2019, MassDevelopment's TDI Creative Catalyst Grant is made possible by the Barr Foundation, which has awarded $4.4 million since...more

The Impact of the Community Foundation Of Western Massachusetts
Foundation: Barr Foundation, Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts

The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts is one of hundreds of community foundations in the United States that help those in need. It brings together organizations, people, and institutions...more

UEP receives $325,000 from Barr Foundation for racial equity program - The Tufts Daily
Foundation: Barr Foundation

Beginning in fall 2022, the REPP program will educate and prepare five ... and civic and business leaders to elevate the arts and...more



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