A Look Back: Bonfils-Stanton Foundation’s 2016 Year in Review

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 [...]

February 19th, 2017|0 Comments

Now Accepting Nominations for the 2017 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Annual Awards

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 [...]

November 8th, 2016|Comments Off on Now Accepting Nominations for the 2017 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Annual Awards

Get to Know: Livingston Fellow Francisco Gallardo, Class of 2016

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 [...]

September 17th, 2016|Comments Off on Get to Know: Livingston Fellow Francisco Gallardo, Class of 2016

Arts in Society: Powering Positive Community Change Through the Arts

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 [...]

September 15th, 2016|Comments Off on Arts in Society: Powering Positive Community Change Through the Arts

Why Americans for the Arts’ “Statement on Cultural Equity” Is An Important Milestone

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 [...]

June 1st, 2016|Comments Off on Why Americans for the Arts’ “Statement on Cultural Equity” Is An Important Milestone

Why Bonfils-Stanton Foundation provides funding for the arts

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, [...]

May 14th, 2016|Comments Off on Why Bonfils-Stanton Foundation provides funding for the arts