Meet Chrissy Deal: Bonfils-Stanton Foudation’s newest staff member

During a time when powerful, effective leadership in the nonprofit sector is critically needed more than ever, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation names Chrissy Deal as Director, Livingston Fellowship Program, Arts & Social Change Grantmaking. The newly created, senior level position is a first for the Foundation and its prestigious Livingston Fellowship Program, which will both provide [...]

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

One of the hardest jobs in America? Being a nonprofit leader. Here’s what Heinz Endowments president Grant Oliphant has to say about it.

By Erica Boniface, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Staff Being a nonprofit leader is not an easy job. In fact, it’s arguably one of the most difficult positions a person can hold, and it’s never-ending to the leaders that work tirelessly behind the scenes. Just ask Grant Oliphant, president of The Heinz Endowments in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, [...]

2020-01-05T11:41:58-07:00November 6th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on One of the hardest jobs in America? Being a nonprofit leader. Here’s what Heinz Endowments president Grant Oliphant has to say about it.

No Longer Behind the Scenes: Get to Know 2018 Livingston Fellow, Deidre Johnson

By Erica Boniface, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Staff Have you ever had writer’s block because the subject you’re writing about is so extraordinary, that it’s hard to truly find the words? Well, that’s where we’re at writing this piece about 2018 Livingston Fellow, Deidre Johnson. She has such an amazing story, it’s hard to put [...]

2020-01-05T11:47:56-07:00August 25th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on No Longer Behind the Scenes: Get to Know 2018 Livingston Fellow, Deidre Johnson

The new normal: Bonfils-Stanton Foundation reflects on 2018, looks ahead to 2019

By Gary Steuer The life of a private foundation traditionally does not change much from year to year. Change tends to happen incrementally and at a deliberate pace. But in the world of today, it is happening at an accelerated pace. At Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, the issues our grantees face are far different now [...]

2019-02-26T15:30:32-07:00February 24th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on The new normal: Bonfils-Stanton Foundation reflects on 2018, looks ahead to 2019

Get to Know: Jamie Van Leeuwen, Livingston Fellow, Class of 2005

By Erica Boniface It's a new year, with a new governor leading the way for Colorado. We give Gov. Jared Polis a big welcome, but with that hearty hello, we also wave, shake hands and thank Gov. John Hickenlooper for his past eight years leading the Centennial State. It's an argument we're happy to [...]

Get to Know: Erin Pulling, Livingston Fellow, Class of 2010

By Erica Boniface We had a good chuckle when we recently checked in with 2010 Livingston Fellow, Erin Pulling. The new CEO of Food Bank for the Rockies recently had an encounter with one of her kids that was all too relatable in the world of parenting. As she explains in the interview below, her [...]

2019-02-24T08:31:41-07:00February 24th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Get to Know: Erin Pulling, Livingston Fellow, Class of 2010

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

Big News: A Change to the Livingston Fellowship Process

Since 2005, the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation’s nomination process for the Livingston Fellowship Program has annually reached out to a broad group of community and civic leaders, including Fellows themselves, to provide nominations of dynamic nonprofit leaders. This process has been extremely successful as we have a group of 70 amazing current and alumni Fellows who [...]

2018-06-29T11:29:39-06:00June 29th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Big News: A Change to the Livingston Fellowship Process

Get to Know: Rachel Basye, Livingston Fellow, Class of 2015

By Erica Boniface, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation It’s always so fascinating to catch up and reminisce with Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Livingston Fellows. Not just to hear what they have to say about the Fellowship program, but to also listen to their stories. Livingston Fellows never cease to tell amazing stories. They’ve traveled the world. Have created [...]

2018-09-21T12:29:50-06:00May 7th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Get to Know: Rachel Basye, Livingston Fellow, Class of 2015