SCFD approves $14.9 million in grants to Tier III organizations
At the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District’s (SCFD) September Board meeting, the Board of Directors approved Resolution No. 23-07 (pdf), releasing $14,919,058.34 to Tier III organizations across the seven-county district.
Thanks to district residents, one penny of every $10 spent in the district supports arts, culture and science programming provided by a range of nonprofit organizations. Each of SCFD’s seven counties receives a share of the tax collected, and volunteer County Cultural Councils make funding recommendations based on their county’s funding priorities. Based on these recommendations, SCFD made more than 500 general operating and project support grants to Tier III organizations across the district such as the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Evergreen Jazz Festival, HawkQuest, Pop Culture Classroom and Su Teatro.
The 2023 funds will be distributed per each county’s annual funding plan. Each county’s distribution is based on the sales tax collected in its jurisdiction. The amounts per county are as follows:
- Adams: $2,635,755.69
- Arapahoe: $2,855,660.10
- Boulder: $1,423,720.91
- Broomfield: 388,763.07
- Denver $3,821,829.11
- Douglas $1,536,142.63
- Jefferson $2,257,186.89
This funding cycle will provide funding for the first time to the following Tier III organizations:
- Feel the Beat
- Tunas Mekar
- Cal-Wood Education Center
- City of Louisville- Louisville History Museum
- Rocky Mountain Youth Musicals
- Carousel of Happiness, Inc.
- Handweavers Guild of Boulder
- NoBo Art District
- Society for Creative Aging
A full list of Tier III organizations funded by the SCFD can be found here.