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News and Resources

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COVID-19 Relief Fund

As Denver arts & culture organizations are hit with an unprecedented loss in revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation and The Denver Foundation have teamed up to create an emergency fund aimed at helping metro Denver small and mid-sized arts & culture organizations survive this crisis.

Bonfils-Stanton Foundation has committed $1 million toward the COVID-19 Arts & Culture Relief Fund and The Denver Foundation, which will also administer the fund, will donate $50,000.

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Fellow Spotlight

There will be thousands of stories to tell our future generations as we explain the coronavirus pandemic. Memories of how communities came together to help each other from lending a hand to an elderly neighbor to landlords waving rent for out-of-work tenants.

We reached out to just a few of our 80 Livingston Fellows to see how they shifted their focus and stepped up – from changing their missions to help others to writing powerful articles to help uplift others.

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Honoree Spotlight

Bonfils-Stanton Foundation wanted to catch up with Dr. John Repine, the 1995 Science and Medicine Award honoree (and our former long-serving Board Member), and hear his thoughts on the current COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Repine’s ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome) research goes back many years – which, coincidentally is the fatal consequence of COVID-19.

Here’s what he has to say about ARDS, COVID-19, advice for the general public – and how he feels the pandemic will transpire in the years to come.

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Our vision and mission, like much of our community, is now in crisis due to the devastating impact of Colorado’s coronavirus pandemic. The impact on arts and culture has been especially acute, as much of art by its very nature demands a communal experience. We cannot underestimate the enormous negative financial impact the crisis is having on our arts sector. The Foundation is dedicated to doing all within our power to help our arts & culture sector get through this crisis and continue to provide its extraordinary value to our community.

Here are the steps we have taken to help……Full Post.

Well, it seems like we’re in this for a while, friends so to make sure we work together as a society and ‘flatten the curve’ of the novel coronavirus, we’ve been asked to limit our social interactions and to utilize social-distancing. But luckily, it’s 2020 – and we have the internet to help us feel connected to others with the benefit of online tools and resources.

Bonfils-Stanton Foundation rounded up a list of resources for engaging in the arts during the COVID-19 crisis. We’ll get through this together……Full Post.

We have been closely monitoring the massive impact of this public health crisis on our community, the cultural sector, and the world. The Foundation is determining how we might be able to help the cultural sector during this challenging time, beyond being a vehicle for sharing information and making connections – something we will continue to do not just through communications like this, but through individual calls and emails as well.

Here are some helpful resources and a few updates on how local organizations are handling their response…..Full Post.