BSF: Arts & Leaders


The importance of listening to the community: Foundation develops pilot equitable grant program for small organizations

For several years, the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation has been engaged in ongoing efforts to assess and transform our grantmaking to more equitably support the full breadth of cultural activity and cultural participants in our community. As part of this effort the Foundation recently launched its DEI Opportunity Grant Initiative Program, which awarded 19 smaller organizations [...]

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Mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic: Livingston Fellow Dr. Carl Clark shares his tips and advice

By Erica Boniface, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Staff When we celebrated New Year’s Eve and welcomed in 2020, we had no idea what the year was quickly going to bring to us – the global COVID-19 health pandemic. When it first started, the events seem to be a blur as things happened quickly. One day we’re [...]

Talking Black Lives Matter and the COVID-19 pandemic with Denver artist Carlos Frésquez

In 2018, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation named local artist and educator Carlos Frésquez “Artist of the Year” at our Annual Awards Celebration. Carlos has spent his career offering a unique perspective on culture in Denver and the Chicano community’s impact on the city’s evolution, so it was an honor for the Foundation to recognize and acknowledge [...]

Denver’s COVID-19 Arts & Culture Relief Fund awards 41 organizations with emergency funding, totaling $1.2 million in support

Bonfils-Stanton Foundation and The Denver Foundation just announced the first round of applicants to receive emergency funding from the COVID-19 Arts & Culture Relief Fund. As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout Colorado, the arts & culture organizations are witnessing a dramatic, unexpected loss in revenue unlike anything seen in our lifetime. A report just [...]

Artists from Access Gallery create a Picasso-themed piece – with an important message we should all care about.

In the spring, we packed up and moved our offices to Denver’s Arts District on Santa Fe. As arts funders, we wanted to be more accessible to the arts community – and by doing that, we wanted another way to connect with our grant partners by inviting them to create installations within our office [...]