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SCFD is governed by a board of directors. The SCFD staff works with organizations and the County Cultural Councils to implement the operations and distribution of funds in accordance with the SCFD statute.

SCFD Structure diagram
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Board of Directors

Consists of 11 appointees, all of whom are volunteers who:

  • May serve maximum of two, three-year terms
  • Hire executive director
  • Develop report and review requirements governing SCFD funds
  • Determine timing of reauthorization process, language of ballot question

One director is appointed by each of the seven counties (Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder Broomfield, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson). An appointee must reside in the county from which s/he is appointed. Four directors are appointed by the governor.

SCFD Staff

The executive director reports to the board of directors and oversees the distributions and a district staff of five.

County Cultural Councils

Seven volunteer councils, one per county, are appointed by the authority in each county, i.e., county commissioners, the City Council in Broomfield, or by a committee of the Denver City Council Council members. County Cultural Councils review Tier III grant applications, allocate funds and review fund use.

Board Meeting Schedule and Minutes

To view the current year Board Meeting Schedule or Minutes from past SCFD board meetings, please click Board Meetings.


The Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (the “District”) was created pursuant to Section 32-13-104, C.R.S. and is a governmental subdivision of the State of Colorado. Section 32-13-106, C.R.S. sets forth the powers and duties of the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of SCFD and includes the power to adopt and amend rules of procedure. Click here to download the Bylaws.

SCFD Nondiscrimination Policy

The Scientific & Cultural Facilities District does not discriminate against any person or organization based on age, race, sex, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, marital status, gender, veteran status, military status, political service, affiliation or disability.