Bonfils-Stantion Foundation has donated $2.2 million in metro Denver arts grants this year

The funding has been critical to organizations rebounding from early pandemic closures.

North High School's jazz band plays MCA Denver's first show of a long-term lease at the historic Holiday Theater in Highland. April 7, 2022.

North High School's jazz band plays MCA Denver's first show of a long-term lease at the historic Holiday Theater in Highland. April 7, 2022.

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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.”

 

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