About Barr


Barr is deeply invested in the communities in which we live and work. Each year, we set aside a portion of our annual profit to support charitable organizations and educational institutions and programs.

Giving back

Supporting our communities

Each year, Barr donates hundreds of thousands of dollars to more than 100 charitable organizations. Our employees guide Barr’s decisions on the recipients of these charitable donations, and our giving reflects our diverse interests and passions. 
View our annual giving report
dollars in donations in 2023
dollars in pro bono services in 2023
charitable organizations in 2023
of donations guided by our employee-owners
Giving back
Missions we support
  • Protecting the environment
  • Meeting basic human needs, including housing and food
  • Addressing animal cruelty
  • Researching cures and treatments for diseases
  • Advocating for native traditions

Barr is also committed to sustainability and environmentally friendly business practices.

View our environmental policy
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Investing in the future


We believe that building a more sustainable future means supporting science education for the next generation of engineers and problem solvers.

The employee-owners of Barr
Inspiring the next generation

Barr dedicates half of our annual giving to organizations focused on educating the engineers and scientists of the future. With the hope of inspiring young engineers and scientists, Barr staff speak at elementary and high schools, providing insight into what it’s like to work in the STEM fields.

We are also proud to support higher education institutions. Barr’s donations go to colleges and universities in 11 U.S. states and two Canadian provinces. A quarter of our donations for education in 2023 supported organizations that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in engineering and science disciplines.

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