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Chronicle of Philanthropy spotlights Bonfils-Stanton

The Chronicle of Philanthropy profiled the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation and examined its focus on the arts in Denver.


In late 2012, the foundation’s board decided to go all in. It hired Gary Steuer, then Philadelphia’s chief cultural officer, to lead the transition.

Although the foundation is relatively small -- it made $3.5 million in grants during the last fiscal year -- Mr. Steuer believes it can be a leader in Denver by attracting support from other funders.

"The breadth and quality of the cultural sector in Denver has grown exponentially over the past 20 years," he says. "At the same time, the philanthropic growth has been in foundations that explicitly exclude arts and culture."

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