Recovery and Response Efforts
Following a period of immediate emergency response in 2020 to the COVID-19 pandemic and the racial reckoning after the murder of George Floyd, we pivoted and repurposed the funds formerly designated for the Barra Awards to establish “Recovery and Response Efforts.” This reallocation of funds allowed us to become more responsive to nonprofits as they faced the devastating effects of the disproportionate impact of the pandemic and systemic racism on communities of color. Our goal was to deploy dollars quickly by eliminating the traditional grant application process for many grantees. These Recovery and Response Efforts prioritized organizations that work to combat these interconnected issues.
As we move into 2022, we are working to integrate lessons we have learned over the past two years into our grant-making approach accordingly. Barra will update this page to share those lessons learned.
For a full list of all grants awarded under our Recovery and Response Efforts made to date, visit Grants Awarded.