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

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

Why Americans for the Arts’ “Statement on Cultural Equity” Is An Important Milestone

By Gary Steuer, President and CEO Bonfils-Stanton Foundation You would have to be living under a rock to not be thinking about equity these days, and all its related terms/concepts - structural racism, inclusiveness, privilege, etc. Just having the conversation can be a minefield, especially as someone who comes to the conversation from a position of [...]

2017-03-27T15:20:00-06:00June 1st, 2016|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Why Americans for the Arts’ “Statement on Cultural Equity” Is An Important Milestone