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Humility, Modesty, and Curiosity at the Barr Foundation

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At the Barr Foundation, narrowing the power gap begins with their mission statement and stated values, by thoughtfully focusing on potential, and being a catalyst and steward. “Modesty and humility come from seeing what grantees are doing in the community, and that our role is a helping role: The impact that our grantees are making is what’s most important,” says Director of Grants Management Kerri Hurley.
Learn more about how the Barr Foundation used feedback to improve their grantmaking practice, implemented more flexible practices to reduce the burden on their grantees, and maintained clear, direct, and accessible communication to build strong relationships.