COVID-19 Arts & Culture Relief Fund

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.

In the early fall, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation and The Denver Foundation awarded nearly $1.2 million to 41 organizations through the COVID-19 Arts & Culture Relief Fund. A second and final round of grantees supporting by the COVID-19 Arts & Culture Relief Fund will be announced soon.


Bonfils-Stanton Foundation committed $1 million toward the COVID-19 Arts & Culture Relief Fund, and The Denver Foundation, which administers the fund, donated $50,000. Other donors at $25,000 or more are Denver Arts & Venues at $205,000; Gates Family Foundation at $100,000; R C Kemper Charitable Trust at $50,000; the Anthony and Delisa Mayer Foundation at $50,000; the JFM Foundation, also at $50,000; Cranaleith Foundation at $50,000; Create Boulder at $40,000; Rose Community Foundation at $25,000; Hemera Foundation at $25,000; and Hal and Ann Logan at $25,000. Individual donors also played an important role in growing the fund, with donations ranging from $15 to $15,000.

2020 Grantees

Access Gallery Morrison Theater
Art from Ashes Motus Theater
Art Students League Museo de las Americas
Boulder Ballet Open Studios
Boulder Community Broadcast KGNU Ovation West
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art Phamaly Theatre Company
Chicano Humanities and Arts Council Inc. Platte Forum
Children’s Museum of Denver Pop Culture Classroom 
Cleo Parker Robinson Dance RedLine
Curious Theatre  Rocky Mountain Arts Association
D3 Arts Rocky Ridge Music
Dairy Center for the Arts ROSHNI
Denver Art Society Studio Arts Boulder
Denver March Powwow, Inc. Su Teatro Performing and Cultural Arts Center
Filipino American Community Swallow Hill
The HadaNou Collective for Vocal Coalition (VoCo) The Word Storytelling Sanctuary
Harmony – A Colorado Chorale Think 360
Latino Cultural Arts Center Vintage Theatre
Levitt Pavilion  Warm Cookies of the Revolution
Centro Cultural Mexicano dba Mexican Cultural Center Youth on Record
Mirror Image