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STEPS - SCFD Taskforce for Education Programs and Services

Organization Participation Study

STEPS asked SCFD staff to combine data submitted by all SCFD funded organizations relating to service of SCFD District schools. Click here to review the output report. 


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The Scientific and Cultural Collaborative (SCC) is a non-profit organization comprised of members of Tier II and Tier I funded by the SCFD.

MISSION: The SCC empowers scientific and cultural organizations through collaboration and capacity-building for the benefit of the public.

VISION: Together we will be leaders in advocacy, collaborators on opportunities and challenges in our fields, and providers of access to rich artistic, scientific and cultural opportunities for all members of our community. 

Since 1994, the SCC members have worked together by investing a portion of their SCFD awards into joint education and public awareness ventures. In essence: "to do things together that we could not do alone” through collaboration, regional service, and accessibility. See www.SCCollaborative for membership details.

Tier III organizations may pay to opt-in for specific services including the SCC Joint Database and Premium listings on for educational outreach.

All SCFD organizations are welcome to participate in our SCC Roundtable Meetings of professional development, networking, collaboration, support, resource sharing and fellowship for staff or lead volunteers in: Visitor Services, Education, Development, Marketing, and Volunteerism. See for meeting details.  

For More Information, Contact:
Jannett Matusiak, Director



Funded Programs
*All programs and funding are subject to approval by the SCFD Board.

 scc logo helps educators and parents to discover workshops, assemblies, field trips, and professional teacher training from more than 30 arts, culture and science organizations in the Denver-Metro area. Organizations can list their programs for free and teachers/parents can use filtered searches at no cost.  

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 The Alliance Project: Public schools in each of the seven counties are selected by application for a one-year residency that provides curriculum-based programming at the teachers’ request. The SCC Director works with a team of interdisciplinary teachers who suggest programs to supplement their curriculum. The unique nature of the Alliance Project allows teacher teams to request tailor-made workshops, demonstrations, lectures, and field trips. Buses, subs, evaluation tools, and study guides are provided to these schools.  See for applications due each April.

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The Joint Database: Open to non-profit cultural organizations statewide, the Joint Database is maintained professionally by The Results Group. The cloud-based service offers the opportunity to efficiently maintain organization’s contact information, subscribers, single ticket buyers, volunteers, members and donors including four NCOA cleansings. Using a cloud system, organizations may request an exchange for mailings. Currently, over 1.4 million unique names are included as of December 2018 from culturals across the Front Range.

The Scientific and Cultural Collaborative education programs have been recognized by the National Arts Education Partnership and the CO Art Educators Association as model programs in collaboration. The SCC Joint Database was one of the first in the nation to provide multiple organizations of diverse missions the ability to maintain and exchange contact information. Service to the SCFD in areas of support, advocacy, and re-authorization endeavors remain at the core of the SCC. Please contact us for more information. or email