SCFD creates a flourishing region
To be eligible for funding, an organization must have as its mission to enlighten and entertain the public through the production, presentation, exhibition, advancement or preservation of art, music, theater, dance, zoology, botany, natural history or cultural history, and meet other statutory criteria. SCFD funds around 300 organizations annually.
SCFD significantly shapes the metropolitan area
In 2014, $52 million was distributed to eligible organizations. Between 1989 and 2014, SCFD distributed over $856 million to over 500 unique organizations in the Denver metropolitan area.
Currently, the SCFD recipients are organized into three tiers.