The COVID-19 Arts & Culture Relief Fund
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, The Denver Foundation, and Create Boulder created the COVID Arts & Culture Relief Fund to support nonprofit organizations that are experiencing a dramatic, unexpected loss in revenue.
According to a recent report from Colorado Creative Industries, arts and culture organizations across Colorado experienced an estimated loss of 32,000 jobs and $823 million in revenue between April and July.
In a first round of grants announced in early August, $1.2 million in grants were distributed to 41 arts and culture organizations across Metro Denver. Grant awards range between $5,000 to $50,000 per organization, with the goal of injecting much-needed revenue to keep organizations afloat during the public health crisis. See a complete list of grantees below.
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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.
Art from Ashes
Art Students League
Boulder Community Broadcast KGNU
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
Chicano Humanities and Arts Council Inc.
Children’s Museum of Denver
Cleo Parker Robinson Dance
Dairy Center for the Arts
Denver Art Society
Denver March Powwow, Inc.
Filipino American Community
The HadaNou Collective for Vocal Coalition (VoCo)
Harmony – A Colorado Chorale
Latino Cultural Arts Center
Centro Cultural Mexicano dba Mexican Cultural Center
Museo de las Americas
Phamaly Theatre Company
Pop Culture Classroom
Rocky Mountain Arts Association
Rocky Ridge Music
Studio Arts Boulder
Su Teatro Performing and Cultural Arts Center
The Word Storytelling Sanctuary
Warm Cookies of the Revolution
Youth on Record