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News and announcements as well as ideas and commentary about innovation in the social sector.

April 2021

Taking Lessons Learned into 2021

As promised, we took some time to reflect on a year that fundamentally challenged how we do our work. 2020 taught all of us that we can only plan so far ahead, which further strengthens Barra’s commitment to remain flexible and open to new approaches and ideas.

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July 2020

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 (RARE).” Read more about our RARE funding to date.

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June 2020

Our Crisis

Today we reach out as we face another crisis that is affecting our cities and shaking our nation to its core.

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