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Bonfils-Stanton Foundation


Last profile update: 04/06/2018
Last grant data update: 04/13/2018

At A Glance

Bonfils-Stanton Foundation

Daniels and Fisher Twr., 1601 Arapahoe St., Ste. 500

Denver, CO United States 80202-2015

Telephone: (303) 825-3774


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation






Established in 1962 in CO - Charles Edwin Stanton established the foundation in 1962, following the death of his wife, Mary Madeline (May) Bonfils Stanton. Mrs. Stanton was the daughter of Belle and Frederick Bonfils, a co-founder of The Denver Post newspaper. The majority of funds for the foundation came from the sale of Belmar Farms in Lakewood, CO. This land is the current site of the Belmar Library, Lakewood City Commons, the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation Amphitheater, and Belmar, Lakewood's new downtown neighborhood

Purpose and Activities

The foundation was created to enhance the quality of life for residents of Colorado. Its mission is to advance excellence in the areas of arts and culture, community service, and science and medicine through strategic investments resulting in significant and unique contributions in these fields. In addition to grantmaking, the foundation annually provides 3 awards to Coloradans who have made significant contributions in the fields of arts and humanities, community service, and science and medicine.