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 [...]

2020-09-08T11:19:19-06:00September 8th, 2020|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

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 [...]

COVID-19 Arts & Culture Relief Fund

The application process is currently closed. The first round of grants will be announced soon! To review guidelines, visit the COVID-19 Arts & Culture Relief Fund. About the COVID-19 Arts & Culture Relief Fund: As Denver arts & culture organizations are hit with an unprecedented loss in revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic, Bonfils-Stanton [...]

2020-07-29T16:14:00-06:00March 13th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on COVID-19 Arts & Culture Relief Fund

It’s time to apply for an Arts in Society 2021 grant – here’s everything you need to know

There’s no doubt that organizations and individuals will need more assistance in the coming year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Arts in Society partners have decided to respond to the health crisis by pivoting and expediting the regularly scheduled 2021 Arts in Society grant cycle. The program supports individuals and organizations who seek [...]

2020-04-29T07:08:53-06:00April 27th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on It’s time to apply for an Arts in Society 2021 grant – here’s everything you need to know

Arts Through it All: How Coloradans can help each other during the COVID-19 crisis

The COVID-19 crisis is affecting arts and cultural organizations throughout Colorado. It has become clear that in addition to many financial relief efforts that are underway, there is a need for powerful, simple and consistent messaging around how Coloradans who care about arts and culture can support the sector. The Arts Through it All [...]

2020-04-26T08:36:04-06:00April 26th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Arts Through it All: How Coloradans can help each other during the COVID-19 crisis

Here’s how you can stay engaged in the arts during the coronavirus crisis

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 [...]

2020-03-26T07:04:36-06:00March 20th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Here’s how you can stay engaged in the arts during the coronavirus crisis

Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Announces Emergency Funding to Assist Current Arts & Culture Grantees Impacted by COVID-19

By Gary Steuer, CEO & President The COVID-19 crisis is having a profound impact on the health of our cultural organizations and artists. Organizations have been closed, shows and concerts cancelled, fundraisers cancelled, or indefinitely postponed, rental events cancelled. These organizations are doing their best to continue to pay staff, both salaried and [...]

We’re moving! The lowdown on our new location in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe

By Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Staff “If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk. If you can’t walk, then crawl. But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” -Martin Luther King Jr. “We can have no progress without change, whether it be basketball or anything else.” -John Wooden You’ve [...]

2020-03-02T09:30:25-07:00February 26th, 2020|Tags: , , |Comments Off on We’re moving! The lowdown on our new location in Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe

Evolving Grantmaking for Greater Community Impact

By Gina Ferrari, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Staff Over the past year, the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation has shared some of our thinking around equity in philanthropy and our values as a grantmaking organization. We have highlighted some of the organic shifts in our grantmaking to serve a more diverse community of arts & culture organizations and [...]

2020-01-05T11:50:02-07:00August 25th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Evolving Grantmaking for Greater Community Impact

The new normal: Bonfils-Stanton Foundation reflects on 2018, looks ahead to 2019

By Gary Steuer The life of a private foundation traditionally does not change much from year to year. Change tends to happen incrementally and at a deliberate pace. But in the world of today, it is happening at an accelerated pace. At Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, the issues our grantees face are far different now [...]

2019-02-26T15:30:32-07:00February 24th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on The new normal: Bonfils-Stanton Foundation reflects on 2018, looks ahead to 2019