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Tier III

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.

Here are some links to helpful information.

Grant Deadlines

County Cultural Councils

Distribution Amounts


Workshops & Support

SCFD Staff provides 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.

* Please be sure to closely review the County Guidelines below when applying for funding in 2022.


Grant Application

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).

Connect to SCFD’s online Grants Portal to apply for the next round of SCFD funding opportunities.

SCFD Portal Access

*If you did not receive funding in 2020 and/or 2021 and are currently an SCFD eligible organization; please contact an SCFD Program Officer prior to creating an account.


County Details, Deadlines, Guidelines, and Communications

Each county has developed county-specific application guidelines. These guidelines are revised every year, so it is critical that you revisit them, every year, before filling out an application even if you applied in the county in the last grant cycle.

An SCFD Program Officer is assigned to each County and is listed with each set of guidelines below. Please reach out to them directly if you have any questions.

Multi-County

Deadline: March 2, 2022 @ 4:00 PM

Any organization applying in more than one county must submit to SCFD by this date.

Adams County

Deadline: March 9, 2022 @ 4:00 PM

Important Resources:

Contact SCFD Program Officer Dana Manyothane for more information ()

Arapahoe County

Deadline: March 9, 2022 @ 4:00 PM

Important Resources:

Contact SCFD Program Officer Tim Murphy for more information ()

Boulder County

Deadline: March 9, 2022 @ 4:00 PM

Important Resources:

Contact SCFD Program Officer Kendal Zimmermann for more information ()

Broomfield County

Deadline: March 9, 2022 @ 4:00 PM

Important Resources:

Contact SCFD Program Officer Dana Manyothane for more information ()

Denver County

Deadline: March 9, 2022 @ 4:00 PM

Important Resources:

Denver County offers discretionary grants for home-based organizations. Learn more.

Contact SCFD Program Officer Dana Manyothane for more information ()

Douglas County

Deadline: March 9, 2022 @ 4:00 PM

Important Resources:

Contact SCFD Program Officer Tim Murphy for more information ()

Jefferson County

Deadline: March 9, 2022 @ 4:00 PM

Important Resources:

Contact SCFD Program Officer Kendal Zimmermann for more information ()


Grant Amendments

(formerly known as Change Requests)

For Project grants only. A Grant Amendment needs to be submitted when there are modifications to the scope of a project. For example, changes to the venue, date/time, the content of programming, projected audience, or adjustments to the project budget (over 25% increase/decrease in project budget).

Connect to SCFD’s online Grants Portal to submit a grant amendment.

SCFD Portal Access


Final Grant Report

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 11, 2022 @ 4:00 PM

Report on SCFD funds received in 2020 and used through 2021. Connect to SCFD’s online Grants Portal to complete your Final Grant Report below.

SCFD Portal Access

Not sure if you have a Final Grant Report due? Login to the SCFD Portal and look under Reports in the left side navigation menu.