Cultivating Arts and Leaders for a Vibrant Community

Art for the Culture, Leaders for the People.

Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, Denver’s leading private arts funder, has distributed over $90 million in grants since 1981.
We extend grantmaking opportunities to arts institutions and organizations dedicated to fostering a just and vibrant city. Bridging arts and leadership, we shape Denver's cultural and civic landscape through investing with impact, innovative grant-making, and community partnerships. We are creating a vibrant city that works for everyone.
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At the heart of Bonfils-Stanton Foundation are stories about leadership, art, and big ideas. See our community in action embracing risks and actively engaging in groundbreaking endeavors that challenge the status quo.
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Grant Partner Spotlight: RedLine — Putting Artists at the Center

Bonfils-Stanton Foundation helps support artists in historic Five Points neighborhood.
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In The News

April 4, 2024

What happens when the shows actually can’t go on and no one knows when they will again?

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April 4, 2017

Giving out money, but creatively: Arts in Society grants benefit those in the middle

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April 6, 2024

Bonfils-Stanton Foundation adopts strategic framework centering equity

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April 4, 2024

A historic Denver theater is getting a $9.3 million renovation — and that’s just the beginning for new arts campus

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