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 [...]

Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Takes Anti-Racism and Additional COVID-19 Response Actions

Like many in our community, and most funders, the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation has worked to respond to the impact of COVID-19, and is appalled by the scourge of racism in our country, and our community. We have a moral obligation to respond to both “plagues”, in a way that best aligns with our mission, which [...]

2020-08-08T08:31:21-06:00July 20th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Takes Anti-Racism and Additional COVID-19 Response Actions

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

How the public can help Denver’s struggling arts & culture sector

The cultural sector is critical to our quality of life in Denver Metro, to our humanity, to our community vibrancy and diversity, and touches all of us in so many ways. For every individual who loves attending concerts and plays, visiting museums, going to dance performances and enjoying all of Denver’s unique cultural offerings, [...]

2020-05-29T09:13:15-06:00May 29th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on How the public can help Denver’s struggling arts & culture sector

Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Responds to the Colorado coronavirus crisis

By Gary Steuer, President & CEO The Bonfils-Stanton Foundation’s mission is to foster, through arts and culture, a creative, inspiring and connected community in the Denver region. Our vision is a Denver alive with vibrant, relevant, and compelling arts and culture that is accessible to all, and filled with passionate, collaborative and effective [...]

2020-04-30T09:24:32-06:00April 29th, 2020|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Responds to the Colorado coronavirus crisis

Leading during a pandemic: How Livingston Fellows have stepped up for their organizations and communities

By Erica Boniface, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation staff “A problem is a chance for you to do your best.” – Duke Ellington There will be thousands of stories to tell our future generations as we explain the coronavirus pandemic. Stories of healthcare workers and frontline employees who put their own lives at risk to help [...]

Catching up with Dr. John Repine: Respiratory expert answers pressing COVID-19 questions

“I am surprised by how quickly COVID-19 afflicted the world and how rapidly some medical care structures became overwhelmed,” says Dr. John Repine, the James J. Waring Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, and Surgery and the Director of the Webb-Waring Center (WW) at the University of Colorado (CU) Anschutz School of Medicine. Bonfils-Stanton Foundation wanted [...]

2020-04-27T15:14:02-06:00April 27th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Catching up with Dr. John Repine: Respiratory expert answers pressing COVID-19 questions

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

Meet our 19 New DEI Opportunity Grantees

We are pleased to announce funding to 19 new grantees which highlights the Foundation’s commitment to equity in its grantmaking and operations. Each grantee has been awarded $5,000 in unrestricted grants for a total of $95,000. The pilot program will support arts and culture organizations that are led by and serve historically marginalized individuals. [...]

2020-04-29T16:00:12-06:00April 22nd, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Meet our 19 New DEI Opportunity Grantees