The Barr Foundation in Boston has announced sixteen grants totaling $6.5 million in support of local and international initiatives.
In the area of Arts & Culture, the foundation awarded two grants totaling $700,000, including $500,000 to the New Dance Complex in operating support and to transform its Cambridge storefront into an ADA-accessible dance studio and revenue-generating event space. In support of education, Barr awarded three grants totaling $2.6 million, including $2 million to Boston After School & Beyond to strengthen partnerships and deepen the knowledge base contributing to its out-of-school-time program quality, and $400,000 to Strategies for Children to continue its work to strengthen early-education policy.
In its Climate program, the foundation awarded six grants totaling $2.4 million. Recipients include the Environmental League of Massachusetts, which will coordinate the Global Warming Solutions Project, a network of nonprofit organizations that monitors the state's implementation of clean-energy and climate policies, and the Clean Water Fund which will provide outreach, organizing, and education to help ensure that Massachusetts meets its climate goals.