Vibrant City e-Newsletter Archive
Exploring DEI Best Practices
Bonfils-Stanton Foundation’s Director of Grants, Gina Ferrari served as a capstone advisor for University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs graduate student, Christina McClelland. Ms. McClelland’s master’s thesis “Exploring Promising Practices for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Arts and Culture Nonprofits in Denver, CO” [pdf] sought to better understand how arts organizations implement DEI best practices.
Arts in Society Update
RedLine, Arts in Society administrator, is excited to announce 42 finalists who will submit full proposals to be considered for Arts in Society grants in the coming year. The Arts in Society grant-making program fosters cross-sector work through the arts by funding projects that utilize art to address social issues and community needs across Colorado, and is a collaboration between Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, Colorado Creative Industries, and Hemera Foundation in partnership with RedLine Contemporary Art Center. Now in its 3rd year, Arts in Society has to date provided financial support to 43 individual artists and organizations who have utilized the arts in innovative ways to illuminate and address a wide array of civic, health, and social issues in Colorado communities through public artworks, performances, exhibitions, workshops, and community programs.
Creativity & The Arts: An Emerging Impact Investing Theme
Our President, Gary Steuer, shares his insight into creative enterprise, a sector he believes is not only important to the arts community, but to the economy as well. He ascribes his unique perspective to a 40-year career in the arts and shares his thoughts on the harmony of impact investing.
Why the Arts and Nonprofit Leadership are Critical to our Community
In February 2017, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation President & CEO Gary Steuer gave a speech at The Mile High Club about Why Arts and Nonprofit Leadership are Critical to our Community.
Personal Reflections on Museums
Bonfils-Stanton Foundation President & CEO, Gary Steuer provided the keynote address, Personal Reflections on Museums, at the 2017 Colorado-Wyoming Association of Museums Conference where he shared his experiences, background and even how his childhood helped influence his views today.
Denver Cultural Space Survey
In 2016, in response to interest from cultural groups, the Foundation, in collaboration with the Colorado Educational and Cultural Facilities Authority (CECFA) engaged The Nonprofit Centers Network to conduct a survey of organizations interested in a shared arts and cultural facility in Denver. An advisory group helped provide input in the process. Next steps are being determined.
Nonprofit Executive Leadership Survey
In 2004, the Foundation surveyed Colorado nonprofit leaders to develop a profile of executive directors, assess job satisfaction and current challenges, and learn about plans for advancement and/or succession.
The resulting Colorado Nonprofit Executive Leadership Survey demonstrated that the role of nonprofit executive is becoming increasingly complex, and indicated the need for greater diversity, more innovative professional development opportunities, new strategies to reduce the cost and inefficiencies of fundraising, and greater emphasis on succession planning.
In Lasting Impressions, you will meet recipients of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Annual Awards from the past twenty-five years. In their own words, these remarkable Coloradans recount signature moments, share enlightening insights and express warm gratitude.
Their stories invite readers, young and old, to learn from others, to turn obstacles into opportunities, to discover their own unique gifts, to dream big, and to experience the joy of making a difference.
Published in 2010.
Hardcover: 147 pages
To request a copy of Lasting Impressions, please email us.
30th Anniversary Awards Tribute
On May 7, 2015, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation celebrated the 30th Anniversary of its Annual Awards Program with this video retrospective.
Steuer Creative Placemaking Presentation – Israel, Dec. 2015
In December, our President Gary Steuer made a series of talks on Creative Placemaking in the Negev region in Israel.
In 2015, the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation underwent a comprehensive assessment. Conducted by Changing Our World, Inc., the assessment includes strengths, challenges, measurement strategies and program recommendations.
Livingston Fellowship Program Assessment
In 2015, the Livingston Fellowship Program of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation underwent a comprehensive assessment. Conducted by Changing Our World, Inc., the assessment includes achievements, challenges and recommendations.
Livingston Fellowship Program:
Interested in learning more about the Livingston Fellowship Program? Here are details about eligibility and the process.