Few metro-area organizations have helped Denver’s pandemic-battered arts scene recover like the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation.
The group just announced it’s dropping another $1 million in funding into eighteen Denver arts and culture groups.
In total, the organization has given $2.2 million this year alone.
Most of the money is for general operating support and is part of multi-year funding.
The most recent round includes: $30,000 to the Art Students League of Denver; $60,000 to the Colorado Ballet, $23,000 to the Colorado Photographic Arts Center, $30,000 to Levitt Pavilion, $25,000 to the Mexican Cultural Center, $60,000 to the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, $200,000 to RedLine Contemporary Art Center’s Arts in Society program, $350,000 to the renovation of the North Building at the Denver Art Museum.
The foundation will also be spending on new grantees and projects, including $30,000 to the Art Students League of Denver for “Connected Cohesive Westwood: Creative Place-keeping to Engage Residents in Public Infrastructure Redevelopment”; $45,000 to Community-Minded Dance; $12,000 to the Denver Children’s Choir; $40,000 to the Diversity in the Arts Internship Program; $16,000 to the Japanese Arts Network‘s “ZOTTO ぞっと- a Supernatural Folktale”; $90,000 to Phamaly Theatre Company; $20,000 to the Rocky Mountain Arts Association; $15,000 to the Denver Brass, INC.; $12,000 to the Vocal Coalition; and $90,000 to Youth on Record.
“The grants approved by the Board of Trustees at our most recent meeting continue the Foundation’s commitment to supporting a diverse array of cultural groups and programs that add so much vibrancy to our community,” said Bonfils-Stanton Foundation President and CEO, Gary Steuer in a statement. “Many of these groups continue to recover from the impact of COVID, and our support can be a critical source of stability to them.”