The SCFD Family of Organizations: Tier III
Tier III recipients include an astonishing array of small organizations with cultural and scientific missions. You benefit our communities by providing outlets for the most personal cultural interests. Many of you provide opportunities for members of the community to be involved as performers and educators. Tier III organizations receive 14% of SCFD funds.
Want a refresher on the funding cycle? Click here.
COVID-19 UPDATE: Please see Tier III Memo for FAQ’s regarding the 2020 process and current considerations for 2021. Click here.
Here are some links to helpful information.
Tier III Contact Information
In lieu of distributing checks in the October Check Ceremonies SCFD will be mailing checks to all Tier III organizations. Please provide the best mailing address to receive your check in the contact form below.
Workshops & Support
SCFD Staff provide opportunities for you to learn about the Tier III competitive grant process. These workshops go over the application, highlighting areas of importance and county specifics.
An eligible organization can apply in one county or multiple counties. Before starting your application, please read the grant directions, as well as specific county guidelines where you are applying (see below).
- Application Directions
- County Guidelines Summary Matrix
- Activities and Attendance Percentage Chart
- Things SCFD Does Not Fund
Connect to SCFD’s online Grants Portal to apply for the next round of SCFD funding opportunities.
County Details, Deadlines, and Guidelines
The county grant guidelines will provide direction on the requirements to apply for funds in each county. The guidelines are revised every year, so it is critical that you review them before filling out an application even if you applied in the county in the last grant cycle.
Most counties require interviews, please contact your county liaison to schedule your interview/confirm your date and time. Public access to the sign-up sheet is now closed. Click here for the County Cultural Councils page.
Deadline: March 3, 2020 @ 4:00 PM
Any organization applying in more than one county must submit to SCFD by this date.
Change Request Forms
If your programming changes drastically from the project grant proposal, you will need to obtain permission from the Councils to continue using the funds by submitting a Change Request Form. These forms are not needed for GOS grants – project grants only.
Examples of drastic changes could include changes to venue, date/time, content of programming, projected audience, and significant adjustments to the project budget.
Reporting on Funds Received
Funds provided for distribution by the SCFD are public funds and must be reported on to assure accountability. Organizations with any outstanding Final Grant Reports will not be able to apply for funding.
Deadline: Friday, February 14, 2020 @ 4:00 PM*
*Report on SCFD funds received in 2018
Remember to read the Directions before starting your report:
Not sure if you have a Final Grant Report due? Check out prior year Tier III Distributions.