Based in Boston, the Barr Foundation focuses regionally, working to elevate the arts for vibrant, vital, and engaged communities, advance solutions for climate change, and expand educational opportunity. The Barr Foundation has long been a supporter and collaborator with A Better City, and currently partners to support action and research in Transportation Demand Management, Single Fare Payment Systems for transit, regional economic impacts of transit investment, and sustainability-based initiatives.
The Boston Foundation has fostered social progress through philanthropic initiatives in the Greater Boston region for over a century, partnering with A Better City on numerous projects over the past decade. In recent years, the Foundation has supported the Challenge for Sustainability and helped produce the publication “The Cost of Doing Nothing,” a report making the case for investment in the Commonwealth’s transportation infrastructure.
The Implementation Advisory Committee advises the Administrator of the Massachusetts Environment and Environmental Affairs on the implementation of the Massachusetts Global Warming Solutions Act. The Committee features leaders from the business, energy, environmental, building, transportation, and academic communities in Massachusetts.
Go Boston 2030 is a City of Boston initiative envisioning a bold transportation future for the next fifteen years. Go Boston 2030 will develop a far-reaching vision that proposes transformative polices and projects to improve transportation for the city’s residents, businesses and visitors. Richard A Dimino, A Better City’s President & CEO, serves as the Co-Chair of this initiative.
The Boston Green Ribbon Commission is a group of business, institutional, and civic leaders working in coordination with the mayor’s Climate Action Plan to develop shared strategies for fighting climate change. The Climate Action Plan includes recommendations on how Bostonians can increase efficiencies, reduce emissions, and prepare for extreme weather and higher sea levels. A Better City also facilitates the Green Ribbon Commission’s Commercial Real Estate Working Group, which shares best practices, develops strategic initiatives and advises the City on climate programs.
The John Merck Fund supports risk-takers and innovators that improve human health and the environment. The Fund works with A Better City to expand the scope of facilities and municipalities that participate in the Challenge for Sustainability in the greater Boston region, with particular focus in Cambridge and Somerville.