Lockdowns and stay-at-home orders have been especially difficult to the arts & culture sector in our community. Closed doors, canceled performances, lay-offs, and artists out of work are the reality many organizations and individuals continue to face. Bonfils-Stanton Foundation and The Denver Foundation just announced 52 arts organizations that received grants through the second and final round of the COVID-19 Arts & Culture Relief Fund, totaling almost $900,000.
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, The Denver Foundation, and Create Boulder created the COVID-19 Arts & Culture Relief Fund to support nonprofit organizations that are experiencing a dramatic, unexpected loss in revenue.
More than $2 million was raised and distributed through a total of 93 grants to organizations throughout the Metro Denver and Boulder areas. We are grateful to the many donors who made this possible. All resources of this fund have now been distributed and we are no longer accepting gifts. However, the needs of arts and cultural organizations are still acute and are likely to remain through the end of 2021. We encourage you to directly support arts and cultural organizations in your community. Or you can make an unrestricted gift to The Denver Foundation where the funds will generally go to supporting many community needs and causes.