What we’re about.

The Barrington Institute is an independent nonprofit organization working to effect global change through policy research, practical community building, and life-long learning initiatives.

We focus on building consensus and community around vital, high-impact, quality-of-life initiatives. Our work involves collaborative research and the creation of practical tools, case studies, project guidelines, and publications that can be used anywhere in the world. Our aim is to enable citizens and community groups achieve successful and measurable outcomes.

Barrington Institute Approach

Our approach

We are non-partisan and data-driven. Our approach is interdisciplinary, international and comparative, and we strive to balance social and cultural priorities with economic indicators.

Barrington Institute Objectives

Our objectives

We seek to make significant and measurable impact through charitable, educational, scientific, and literary initiatives, including the development and distribution of information in both print and digital formats.

Barrington Institute Locations

Our locations

Our offices are in Western Massachusetts and New York City and we have access to an international network of partners.

Barrington Institute Status

Our status

We are bound by Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 or any equivalent law, including but not limited to the making of grants to organizations that are exempt under the said Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3).

Meet the team.

Karen Christensen
Karen ChristensenPresident
Karen Christensen is a publisher and writer specializing in sustainability, social networking, and China.
Rachel Christensen
Rachel ChristensenPrograms Manager
Anna Myers
Anna MyersGraphic Designer
Anna Myers lives in New York City and has designed postcards, mugs, and banners for the Train Campaign.
Rob CurtisWebdesigner