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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]