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Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) Grant

Grants to Colorado Nonprofits and Agencies in
Eligible Areas for Cultural and Science Programs

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Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD)

Deadline Date:

09/10/21 4:00 PM

Description:

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Grants to Colorado nonprofit organizations and government agencies in eligible areas for programs in the areas of culture and science. Applicants must contact program staff prior to submitting an application. Funding is intended to support projects and activities in the focus areas of performing arts, cultural history, visual arts, natural history, and natural sciences. The primary purpose of this fund is to enlighten and entertain the general public through productions, presentations, exhibitions, and preservation activities. Eligible applicants serve residents in the seven-county Denver area, including Boulder, Jefferson, Denver, Broomfield, Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas Counties.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 132071

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

An eligible organization:
- Is a 501(c)3 nonprofit incorporated with the Colorado Secretary of State’s office OR an agency of local government that has a cultural sub-unit.
- Has been in existence and providing services to the public for at least the last five consecutive years as a 501(c)3 organization.
- Has filed either a Form 990 or 990-EZ with the IRS according to IRS requirements (not required by divisions of local government).
- Has as its primary purpose to enlighten and entertain the public through the production, presentation, exhibition, advancement or preservation of visual arts, performing arts, cultural history, natural history, or natural sciences.

The Denver Area includes the following counties: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, and Jefferson.

The SCFD does not allow funding of:
- Any agency of the state
- A Library
- A school, an educational institution, or a foundation affiliated with a school or educational institution
- A church or church program
- A radio or television broadcasting network or station
- A cable communications system
- A newspaper or magazine
- An organization that is engaged solely in the acquisition or physical restoration of historic buildings, structures or sites

Pre-proposal Conference:

The Eligibility Open House will be hosted TBD.

Once you sign up for a time-slot you will receive an email from an SCFD staff member in advance of the open house.

Please make sure to send any questions and/or documents specific to your organization in response to the email in preparation for your eligibility Q&A session.

Please only sign up for one slot per organization.

Pre-Application Information:

Eligibility Application due September 10, 2021 at 4:00 PM

Application Process:
- The first step in the application process is to call the SCFD office to speak with a member of staff.
- View the online tutorial - 2021 SCFD Eligibility Application
- Create an account in the grant portal
- Submit your eligibility application by September 10, 2021 at 4:00 PM
- Once you have submitted a complete eligibility application by the deadline, SCFD will perform a thorough review, determining if your organization meets all of the legal requirements. You will receive a Determination Letter no later than December 31st.
- If you are granted eligibility, your next steps will be to review the funding process, and then the Tier III grant application steps.
- If you are found ineligible, please reach out to SCFD staff to learn how to overcome barriers with a future application.

If your organization has received SCFD funds in the past but has not received funding for the last three consecutive years, you must reapply for eligibility.

Nonprofit Principles and Practices: https://www.coloradononprofits.org/resources/principles-practices

Examples of Profit and Loss Statements, Balance Sheet, and YTD P&L: https://www.councilofnonprofits.org/tools-resources/budgeting-nonprofits

IRS Website: https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/exempt-organizations-affirmation-letters

Online Tutorial – 2021 SCFD Eligibility Application: https://youtu.be/tU1BeZgqqLE

Funding process: https://scfd.org/grantmaking/getting-started/funding-process/

Tier 3 application steps: https://scfd.org/grantmaking/funded-organizations/tier-iii/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Grant portal: https://scfd.fluxx.io/user_sessions/new

For questions or concerns about eligibility, please contact the SCFD office at scfd@scfd.org or call 303.860.0588.

Jessica Kato, Deputy Director
303.860.0588, ext 111
jessica@scfd.org

Dana Manyothane, Program Officer
303.860.0588, ext 112
dana@scfd.org

Heather Porter, Program Officer
303.860.0588, ext 114
heather@scfd.org

Kendal Zimmermann, Program Officer
303.860.0588, ext 115
kendal@scfd.org

SCFD Office
1047 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204

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