An Apartment by the Train: Where Boston Funders Want Affordable Housing

When a poor neighborhood isn’t close to good transit, residents face one more obstacle to moving upward in the world. A collaborative backed by several big funders in Boston is targeting this problem.
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How Summer Brings Together Boston’s Biggest Foundations, Corporations, and Philanthropists

With kids out of the classroom and violent crime rates on the rise, summertime is perhaps the most important time for urban grantmaking. My Summer in the City is an initiative in Boston that's attracting a growing number of funders.
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Barr Foundation Emphasizes Networks in Climate Change Report

The Barr Foundation believes Boston can become a national model for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and it is committed to helping the city do so. In 2013, the Barr Foundation ordered the report “A City at Work” to detail the Green Ribbon Commission's evolving efforts. The report emphasizes the foundation’s dedication to fighting climate change by building partnerships and networks across various stakeholder groups.
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Barr Continues to Develop Early Childhood Giving

In a city as diverse as Boston, educational outcomes are often determined by demographics. Students in minority and low-income neighborhoods are at a disadvantage, entering school unprepared and with fewer out-of-school learning opportunities. The Barr Foundation's three-pronged education grantmaking address these problems, and early childhood education plays a major role in its giving. 

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