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Life is more colorful with SCFD

We fund culture

Seven counties. 300 organizations. One mission: To make sure you have amazing experiences. Let us introduce you to our funded partners.

Cultural History
Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum
Mission Statement
To preserve the memories of America's military history and strengthen the bonds to the community by facilitating the stories of veterans as supported by displays and artifacts for the benefit and education of generations to come.
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1 of 624 organizations funded by SCFD
Natural History
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Mission Statement
Be a catalyst! Ignite our community's passion for nature and science.
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1 of 624 organizations funded by SCFD
Visual Arts
Downtown Aurora Visual Arts (DAVA)
Mission Statement
To strengthen the community through the arts with a primary focus on youth engagement. Every student that walks through our doors experiences the transformative power of high quality out-of-school programs that develop art, social, and life skills.
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Natural Sciences
Denver Botanic Gardens
Mission Statement
To connect people with plants, especially plants from the Rocky Mountain region and similar regions around the world, providing delight and enlightenment to everyone.
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1 of 624 organizations funded by SCFD
Visual Arts
Clyfford Still Museum
Mission Statement
To preserve, exhibit, study, and foster engagement with its unique collections. To generate outstanding exhibitions, scholarly research, educational and other cross-disciplinary programs that broaden the definition of a "single-artist" museum. Be a gathering place for the exploration of innovation and individual artistic endeavor.
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Cultural History
Tango Colorado
Mission Statement
To provide a forum where people can meet regularly to learn, practice, perform and enjoy Argentine Tango dance, music and culture.
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1 of 624 organizations funded by SCFD
Natural Sciences
HawkQuest
Mission Statement
To provide an educational opportunity to understand and appreciate the interaction of wild living things in their natural environment, and the importance of preserving the world in which they live.
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Performing Arts
Evergreen Players
Mission Statement
To create community through the power of theater.
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1 of 624 organizations funded by SCFD
Natural History
Wild Bear Nature Center
Mission Statement
To provide year-round educational programs to people of all ages to foster a lifelong appreciation of the environment and to promote an environmentally aware, responsible and ecologically sound community.
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Cultural History
Forney Museum of Transportation
Mission Statement
The Forney Museum of Transportation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization which exists to collect, preserve, and exhibit items of artistic, historical and technological interest relating to transportation for the purposes of education and personal enrichment.
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1 of 624 organizations funded by SCFD

Don’t paws here!

SCFD funds over 300 organizations in the 7-county Denver metro area.

Free Days Are Back

Enjoy in-person and virtual programming from the cultural community. Please always check with organizations prior to attending as dates and times are subject to change.

Discipline
Location
Date(s)
Opera Colorado
April in Paris - Join us for a nostalgic tour back to the golden age of television. April in Paris is a television-style digital production of three episodes celebrating all things French. This one-woman production stars mezzo-soprano Catherine Cook as she transforms into Julia Child for Lee Hoiby’s Bon Appetit!, a cabaret singer for a performance of delightful French songs, and more surprises. FREE - register online! Streaming April 15-29.
Tue Apr 20, 7:30-8:30PM
Online, CO
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Opera Colorado
April in Paris - Join us for a nostalgic tour back to the golden age of television. April in Paris is a television-style digital production of three episodes celebrating all things French. This one-woman production stars mezzo-soprano Catherine Cook as she transforms into Julia Child for Lee Hoiby’s Bon Appetit!, a cabaret singer for a performance of delightful French songs, and more surprises. FREE - register online! Streaming April 15-29.
Wed Apr 21, 7:30-8:30PM
Online, CO
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Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Discovering Shakespeare with DCPA - This offering is a great starting point, or an inviting brush-up, of your Shakespeare and welcomes actors and readers who cherish the universality of this master playwright. Registration required.
Thu Apr 22, 12-1PM
Denver, CO
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The Denver Brass
A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES: Revel in the greatest moments of classic American movies as unforgettable films scores paint pictures of heroes, adventures, challenges and triumph.
Thu Apr 22, 7-8PM
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Opera Colorado
April in Paris - Join us for a nostalgic tour back to the golden age of television. April in Paris is a television-style digital production of three episodes celebrating all things French. This one-woman production stars mezzo-soprano Catherine Cook as she transforms into Julia Child for Lee Hoiby’s Bon Appetit!, a cabaret singer for a performance of delightful French songs, and more surprises. FREE - register online! Streaming April 15-29.
Thu Apr 22, 7:30-8:30PM
Online, CO
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Ocean First Institute
Marine Science Ocean Discovery Center Classes: Every Monday and Friday we will be offering free Marine Science courses for middle and high school students in person at our Ocean First Discovery Center, where we have a dissection lab, touch tank, coral reef tank and digital microscope lab. Attendance is limited to 8 students per class with COVID mask restrictions enforced.
Fri Apr 23, 1-4PM
Boulder, CO
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Opera Colorado
April in Paris - Join us for a nostalgic tour back to the golden age of television. April in Paris is a television-style digital production of three episodes celebrating all things French. This one-woman production stars mezzo-soprano Catherine Cook as she transforms into Julia Child for Lee Hoiby’s Bon Appetit!, a cabaret singer for a performance of delightful French songs, and more surprises. FREE - register online! Streaming April 15-29.
Fri Apr 23, 7:30-8:30PM
Online, CO
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Denver Center for the Performing Arts
DCPA Bilingual Family Story Time: Saturday by Oge Mora - Join Iliana Lucero Barron for Bilingual Zoom Family Story Time featuring Saturday by Oge Mora! An invitation for our youngest actors to join in online pretend play that activates the imagination and emerging literacy skills! A delightful mix of story, craft, and whole-body learning will open the pages of a storybook to discover the simplest joys of theatrical and creative play. Wonderful opportunity to share in stories as a family. Recommended for families with elementary aged children.
Sat Apr 24, 10-11AM
Denver, CO
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Denver Center for the Performing Arts
DCPA Bilingual Family Playwriting
Sat Apr 24, 1-2PM
Denver, CO
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