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 [...]

Biennial of the Americas’ 2019 Empathy in Action Festival

We’ve got your weekend plans here, Denver. Not only will you leave inspired, but you’ll also learn a few things along the way at the “Empathy in Action” festival from September 25-28, 2019. Local and international artists will make their way to the Mile High City as they represent countries from Across the Americas [...]

2020-01-05T11:45:29-07:00September 19th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Biennial of the Americas’ 2019 Empathy in Action Festival

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

Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Presents: ‘The Foundation’ A Short Film

This spring was especially exciting for Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, between the announcement of our first ever “Arts in Society” grants, the Road to Results Forum we presented in partnership with the Wallace Foundation, and our 32nd Annual Awards Celebration. Now that we’ve officially wrapped up the excitement surrounding the Awards Celebration, we can take some [...]

2017-07-13T13:22:03-06:00July 12th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Presents: ‘The Foundation’ A Short Film

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