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Life is more colorful with SCFD

We fund culture

Seven counties. 320 organizations. One mission: To make sure you have amazing experiences. Let us introduce you to our funded partners.

Natural Sciences
Thorne Nature Experience
Mission Statement
To build Earth stewardship by providing youth with joyful, hands-on, place-based environmental education experiences that foster an emotional connection to nature.
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1 of 313 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 313 organizations funded by SCFD
Performing Arts
Colorado Chamber Players
Mission Statement
To provide access to great music, thus bringing beauty into people's lives.
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1 of 313 organizations funded by SCFD
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 313 organizations funded by SCFD
Performing Arts
Evergreen Players
Mission Statement
To create community through the power of theater.
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1 of 313 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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1 of 313 organizations funded by SCFD
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 313 organizations funded by SCFD
Cultural History
Centro Cultural Mexicano (Mexican Cultural Center)
Mission Statement
To increase awareness of Mexico's splendid traditions of travel, cuisine, art, music and handcrafts among the audiences of Colorado.
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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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1 of 313 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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1 of 313 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)
Denver Children’s Choir
Open Auditions
Thu Aug 05, 12-12AM
Denver, CO
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Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company
BETC presents "JQA" by Aaron Posner
Sun Aug 08, 7-8PM
erie, CO
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Clyfford Still Museum
SCFD Free Days - Reserve Tickets in Advance
Fri Aug 13, 10AM-5PM
Denver, CO
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Four Mile Historic Park
Four Mile Free Days!
Fri Aug 13, 10AM-4PM
Glendale, CO
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Longmont Museum
Timed-ticket reservations are required through July 2021. Free days at the Longmont Museum occur every 2nd Saturday and include admission to our special exhibitions, permanent galleries, and interactive kids' treehouse.
Sat Aug 14, 9AM-5PM
Longmont, CO
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Majestic View Nature Center
Monarch Warrior Workshop
Sat Aug 14, 10AM-12PM
Arvada, CO
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Denver Art Museum
Free Day at the Denver Art Museum: Visit the Denver Art Museum on Saturday, Aug. 21, and enjoy FREE general admission! A ticket reservation is required to visit the museum on this free day, as with all days. Tickets will be made available online 7 days in advance of August 21 at denverartmuseum.org.
Sat Aug 21, 10AM-5PM
Denver, CO
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City of Aurora Cultural Services Division
Aurora Rhythms Concert- Badda Boom Brass Band
Thu Aug 26, 5-7PM
Aurora, CO
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Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado
A Night in A Peruvian Salon
Tue Aug 31, 9AM-11PM
Denver, CO
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There's so much culture to experience. Learn more about SCFD-funded organizations here.
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Wonder looks good on you

Culture creates vibrancy for us individually and collectively. It gives our kids a unique perspective and understanding of the world. It inspires all of us to get off the couch, discover the radical and the beautiful, and stretches our capacity to be transformed. Through our diverse, local culture, we come together, we come to new ideas, we come to our senses.

Meet the new leadership of the SCFD

Since voters created the seven-county SCFD more than 30 years ago, the district has been overseen by an 11-member board of directors that ensures the district is delivering the value voters intended. Last year, the board oversaw the collection and distribution of about $64 million to more than 300 organizations across the district. This month,…

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