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.

As the year comes to a close, the pandemic continues to hit Denver’s arts and creative sector especially hard. 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. Now, the Foundations are gearing up for a second round of emergency funding.

Arts organizations are invited to apply from January 6 – January 27, 2021. View the application guidelines

Apply Now through The Denver Foundation's online grant portal. 

Grant awards from the COVID-19 Arts & Culture Relief Fund will 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.


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.

Donate now to support The COVID-19 Arts & Culture Relief Fund.


Access Gallery

Art from Ashes

Art Students League

Boulder Ballet

Boulder Community Broadcast KGNU

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

Chicano Humanities and Arts Council Inc.

Children’s Museum of Denver

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance

Curious Theatre 

D3 Arts

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

Levitt Pavilion 

Centro Cultural Mexicano dba Mexican Cultural Center

Mirror Image

Morrison Theater

Motus Theater

Museo de las Americas

Open Studios

Ovation West

Phamaly Theatre Company

Platte Forum

Pop Culture Classroom 


Rocky Mountain Arts Association

Rocky Ridge Music


Studio Arts Boulder

Su Teatro Performing and Cultural Arts Center

Swallow Hill

The Word Storytelling Sanctuary

Think 360

Vintage Theatre

Warm Cookies of the Revolution

Youth on Record