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News and Resources

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COVID-19 Emergency Fund

The COVID-19 crisis is having a profound impact on the health of Denver’s cultural organizations and artists. Venues and organizations have been closed, shows and concerts cancelled, fundraisers cancelled – or indefinitely postponed – rental events cancelled. Bonfils-Stanton Foundation is providing an emergency funding program to 43 arts and culture organizations who have received general operating and program support from the Foundation in the past 18 months.

Bonfils-Stanton Foundation hopes this direct and immediate response will inspire other funders to step up and help.

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Fellow Spotlight

One of our favorite things about Bonfils-Stanton Foundation’s Livingston Fellowship Program is the community it creates from leader to leader all over the state of Colorado. A testament to that can be found by graduating Livingston Fellow, Christy Whitney, class of 2008. Over 27 years ago, Christy found herself thrust into the healthcare industry. Over the years, Christy has had to evolve her leadership skills through the ever-changing industry.

What was once a personal field turned into many changes that Christy and her colleagues had to pave along the way.

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Honoree Spotlight

Dr. Warren Washington is someone who has dedicated his whole life work to study climate change and research. As he puts it, “As scientists, we have children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren to think about with our planet’s future.”

In 2009, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation met Dr. Warren Washington when we honored him with our “Science and Medicine Award” at our Annual Awards Luncheon.

We wanted to check in with him after winning the Tyler Prize in 2019.

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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.

Change is inevitable. It’s the one constant in life. Well, an exciting change is coming for the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation. It’s a transformation that will help propel the Foundation forward in its mission to inspire a better-connected community here in Denver through arts and culture. On March 2, 2020, we moved to Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe!

Find us at our new home located at 1033 Santa Fe Drive in Denver. Read all about our new space – and more about the artist’s work you’ll see when you come pay us a visit…..Full Post.