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Does your Denver arts organization advance artistic excellence or innovation in the arts, and increase cultural participation? Find out if you qualify for a grant. Learn more.


We’re honoring and adding momentum to the meaningful work of nonprofit leaders and individuals who are making significant contributions to our quality of life in Colorado. Learn more.

News and Resources

Stay connected to your cultural community, and to the many resources we’re curating to help advance and diversify Denver’s art scene. Learn more.

Grantee Spotlight

Step back and take a view of the life around us from various lenses and photographer’s perspectives. Since 1963, the Colorado Photographic Arts Center (CPAC) has been Denver’s only nonprofit dedicated solely to contemporary photography. Bonfils-Stanton Foundation’s grant support is helping CPAC work towards its goal of becoming a more visible, dynamic and accessible cultural resource.

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Fellow Spotlight

Nina Martinez Livingston Fellow

Sometimes helping others in the community isn’t always easy. It takes bravery. Compassion. And more strength than Superman, Wonder Woman and the Hulk combined. It is not an overstatement to assert that 2017 Livingston Fellow Nina Martinez embodies everything that is good in this world; she takes her job at Street’s Hope and turns it into something positive for everyone she encounters through her strong leadership, dedication and heart.

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Honoree Spotlight

In 2016, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation presented Children’s Hospital Colorado with the ‘Science, Medicine and the Arts’ award. The arts play an essential role in healing at Children’s Hospital Colorado – serving as medicine for the spirit, and offering opportunities for reflection and inspiration. Through the Ponzio Creative Arts Therapy Program, cutting edge art, music, dance/movement and yoga therapies allow children and their families to heal their body, mind, and spirit.

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2018 Awards Honoree Nominees

Do you know a Colorado individual or organization who has made significant and unique contributions as an Artist, through Community Service for the Arts or through the intersection of Science, Medicine and the Arts? Bonfils-Stanton Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Bonfils-Stanton Foundation’s Annual Awards through Friday, December 15. ………Full Post.

Andrea Fulton Cuba Blog

2016 Livingston Fellow, Andrea Fulton, knew she wanted to push herself out of her traditional routine as part of the Fellowship program. She wanted to meet new and interesting people – and also dive into how she can truly make a difference in the world. What did she do to accomplish those goals? She traveled to Cuba with strangers for nine days………Full Post.

Bold Philanthropy 2017

On October 4, The Barton Institute of the University of Denver, in partnership with Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, the Colorado Association of Funders, and the Quarterly Forum, hosted a convening of nonprofit and philanthropy leaders and practitioners at the University of Denver who sought ways to expand their leadership and push the limits of traditional philanthropy……..Full Post.