How one Denver nonprofit leader and Livingston Fellow hopes to catalyze profound social change

By Teva Sienicki, Livingston Fellow, Class of 2015 Since moving to a new organization, I’ve transitioned from anti-poverty work more broadly to anti-hunger work more specifically. I’ve been glad to be able to use the Livingston Fellowship to immerse myself in my new field. When I haven’t been working, I’ve been reading everything [...]

2018-09-23T11:23:10-06:00September 23rd, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on How one Denver nonprofit leader and Livingston Fellow hopes to catalyze profound social change

Time Traveling in Denver: Catching up with Kirkland Museum’s Hugh Grant

By Erica Boniface View of Kirkland Museum’s central Promenade Gallery designed by Jim Olson, with a view at the end of a Vance Kirkland painting on the wall of Kirkland’s studio & art school building. A Postmodern Vignette (left) and Arts & Crafts Vignette (right) are also visible with paintings by Colorado [...]

2018-09-23T10:25:54-06:00September 23rd, 2018|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Time Traveling in Denver: Catching up with Kirkland Museum’s Hugh Grant

Our commitment to equity

By Gary Steuer “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion” are not just buzzwords, but the subject of critically important conversations among funders, nonprofits, cultural organizations, artists and civic leaders. These conversations – which are often difficult and even messy - can and should lead to action. I have served on the Grantmakers in the Arts [...]

2018-09-24T12:24:26-06:00September 23rd, 2018|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Our commitment to equity

A Look Back: Bonfils-Stanton Foundation’s 2016 Year in Review

By Gary Steuer, President & CEO, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation While 2017 is well underway, I wanted to take this opportunity to step back and reflect a bit. Private foundations are usually fairly consistent in their programs and activities from year to year, but for the past few years it seems like each year has brought [...]

2018-09-21T12:48:02-06:00February 19th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on A Look Back: Bonfils-Stanton Foundation’s 2016 Year in Review

Arts in Society: Powering Positive Community Change Through the Arts

By Gary Steuer, President and CEO, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation As many of you know, about four years ago the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation decided to shift all of our grantmaking to the arts, a transition completed last year. However, we still care about all aspects of this community, and in fact, we have had a long history of [...]

2017-03-27T15:20:00-06:00September 15th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Arts in Society: Powering Positive Community Change Through the Arts

Taking Denver leadership to a new tasty level: Food for the soul has no calories

By Stephanie Villafuerte, Livingston Fellow 2015 As part of my Livingston Fellowship activities, I decided that I wanted to learn how to cook. This originated from the bigger idea of exploring how to create balance between my work world and my personal life. I believed more balance in my life could create longevity for me [...]

2017-03-27T15:20:00-06:00September 13th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Taking Denver leadership to a new tasty level: Food for the soul has no calories

Why Bonfils-Stanton Foundation provides funding for the arts

By Gary Steuer, President and CEO, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Back in 2011-12 the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation went through a process of evaluating its grantmaking, in the context of the local environment – both the community needs, and how philanthropic resources were being deployed. Up until this point the Foundation had a relatively broad scope in its giving, [...]

2017-03-27T15:20:00-06:00May 14th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Why Bonfils-Stanton Foundation provides funding for the arts