Both core support and risk capital can be used to advance innovation. Read about our grant programs: the Catalyst Fund and the Barra Awards.

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Get inspired by these Barra-funded ideas and organizations and discover more about our grantmaking in the Greater Philadelphia region.

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The COVID-19 crisis prompts all of us to adapt and consider new ways to face challenges. This connects to the core of our mission and grantmaking approach: to tackle problems or seize opportunities in new, different, better and significant ways. That is extremely relevant now.

As part of our initial response, our board approved funding totaling $770,000. Learn more about our immediate response efforts. We are doing our best to act quickly while also considering the long-term effects of this crisis on our social sector.

We will continue to process progress reports and make payments in keeping with current agreements.  If you are a grantee and have questions or need to make changes to current grants, please email your program contact. You also can always email us at