Making us bolder and brighter
Our culture here doesn’t just fuel our individual creativity, knowledge, and appreciation for the magic in life. It also makes an amazing social and economic contribution to our metro region. SCFD helps cultural organizations survive and thrive. It creates tens of thousands of jobs, adds a half-billion tourism dollars annually to our regional economy, and generates nearly two billion dollars in new money each year to our economic base.
Without SCFD, we would lose the lifeblood of our cultural community. Most institutions simply can’t survive on ticket sales alone. We would also lose the ancillary economic growth that continues exponentially alongside SCFD. The essential funding that SCFD provides to our cultural institutions allows funders and philanthropists in our community to put dollars into other areas of need so that sectors like education, housing, healthcare, and the environment can also rise to the top. There are so many win-win-wins, it’s easy to understand why the work of SCFD is so widely supported.
Our Cultural Partner, CBCA, conducts a biennial study on the economic impact of the cultural sector. This report is based on the data provided by SCFD funded organizations. You can read the full report of our impact here.