Art comes in many forms, and for 2017 Livingston Fellow, Michael Henry, his is expressed on paper through literature and writing.
By Gary Steuer, President & CEO, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation While 2017 is well underway, I wanted to take this opportunity to step back and reflect a bit. Private foundations are usually fairly consistent in their programs and activities from year to year, but for the past few years it seems like each year has brought something [...]
By Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Staff Bonfils-Stanton Foundation is currently accepting nominations in three categories: Arts, Community Service for the Arts, and Science, Medicine and the Arts Bonfils-Stanton Foundation is gearing up for another celebration of Colorado’s finest leaders and organizations for the 2017 Annual Awards Program. Do you know an individual who has achieved major [...]
By Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Staff In his teen years, Francisco “Cisco” Gallardo joined what has been one of the largest gangs in Denver’s north side. After facing a possible 48 years in prison, he has dedicated his life to undoing the damage he helped cause. Cisco answers questions about his inspirational background and transforming his leadership [...]
By Gary Steuer, President and CEO, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation As many of you know, about four years ago the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation decided to shift all of our grantmaking to the arts, a transition completed last year. However, we still care about all aspects of this community, and in fact, we have had a long history of [...]
By Gary Steuer, President and CEO Bonfils-Stanton Foundation You would have to be living under a rock to not be thinking about equity these days, and all its related terms/concepts - structural racism, inclusiveness, privilege, etc. Just having the conversation can be a minefield, especially as someone who comes to the conversation from a position of [...]
By Gary Steuer, President and CEO, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Back in 2011-12 the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation went through a process of evaluating its grantmaking, in the context of the local environment – both the community needs, and how philanthropic resources were being deployed. Up until this point the Foundation had a relatively broad scope in its giving, [...]