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Arts and Culture will need you, just like you need Arts and Culture

Like many of the other sectors of the economy, the arts and culture community will be hard hit by necessary cancellations and closures. Working artists rely on live events, exhibits and other audience-driven experiences to support their families and themselves. Shuttering these experiences, while absolutely necessary, will create hardships for these individuals and the organizations for which they work.

When the threat of this virus has passed, we’ll need our arts and cultural organizations strong and ready to provide us with the wonder that feeds our souls. If you can help make that happen, we urge you to join us in doing it.

Are you in a position to help? Here are some ideas.

Are you an artist or arts and culture organization in need of support? Here are some resources.

Are you in need of a little wonder in your life? Here’s a list of virtual resources to engage you.

We fund culture

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

Performing Arts
Evergreen Players
Mission Statement
To create community through the power of theater.
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1 of 588 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 588 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 588 organizations funded by SCFD
Performing Arts
Foothills-Arts & Events Agency
Mission Statement
To create, establish, put on, and provide classes and opportunities for District-wide cultural arts services for the benefit of the taxpayers of the District.
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1 of 588 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 588 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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1 of 588 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 588 organizations funded by SCFD
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 588 organizations funded by SCFD
Performing Arts
Cleo Parker Robinson Dance
Mission Statement
To provide cross-cultural instruction, performances and enrichment programs empowering all our communities by cultivating the healthy mind, body and spirit development for intergenerational students, artists and audiences.
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1 of 588 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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1 of 588 organizations funded by SCFD

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

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.

In the midst of struggle, local theater gets a priceless gift

Len Matheo got a wholly unexpected gift in the middle of our unfolding crisis. The executive and artistic director of the Miner’s Alley Playhouse in Golden had just finished meeting with his staff when the call came in: the theater’s landlord, Mesa Meadows Land Management, would waive the $3,600 in rent the theater would owe…

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