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The Barra Foundation, Inc.


Last profile update: 04/26/2017
Last grant data update: 05/13/2017

At A Glance

The Barra Foundation, Inc.

200 W. Lancaster Ave., Ste. 202

Wayne, PA United States 19087-4046

Telephone: (610) 964-7601


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation






Incorporated in 1963 in DE

Purpose and Activities

The foundation seeks to support and encourage innovation, a key element to discovering new and more effective ways to serve the ever-changing needs in communities. It funds organizations and projects that enable the foundation to achieve greater social impact in the Philadelphia five-county region through strategic grantmaking in the areas of arts and culture, education, health, and human services. The foundation pursues two goals in its grantmaking: 1) to advance the health, education, well-being, achievement, and life prospects of low-income, underserved individuals and communities, and 2) to enrich the quality of life for all by promoting the sustainability of a vibrant arts and cultural community.