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Barr Foundation

Profile

Last Updated: 2016-05-11

At A Glance

Barr Foundation

(formerly The Hostetter Foundation)

The Pilot House, Lewis Wharf

Boston, MA United States 02110

Telephone: (617) 854-3500

URL: www.barrfoundation.org

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

EIN

046579815

BRIDGE Number

1159713045

Background

Established in 1987 in MA - Founded by Amos B. Hostetter, Jr., a cable television pioneer and the founder of Continental Cablevision, which was acquired by MediaOne and is now a subsidiary of Comcast. He is currently the chairman of Pilot House Associates, LLC, a family investment office.

Purpose and Activities

The foundation's mission is guided by a vision of a vibrant, just, and sustainable world with hopeful futures for children. Its mission is to support gifted leaders and networked organizations working in Boston and beyond to enhance educational and economic opportunities, to achieve environmental sustainability, and to create rich cultural experiences - all with particular attention to children and families living in poverty.