Scientific and Cultural Facilities DistrictSCFD Turns 30: Celebrating 30 Years of Culture for All

For the past 30 years, the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) has been a catalyst for culture across the Denver metro region. With one powerful penny collected from every ten dollars spent in our seven counties, SCFD has provided invaluable financial resources, creating an ecosystem of unparalleled access, invaluable education, and above all, a sense of wonder that comes from experiencing arts, culture and science.

The diverse organizations funded by SCFD do more than education and inspire. The nearly 300 cultural institutions that make up the SCFD family contribute more than $1.8 billion to the regional economy, employ more than 10,000 people, and reach approximately 4 million children each year. For 30 years, SCFD has secured a place for art, biology, music, zoology, dance, history, nature and botany in the fabric of our lives – ensuring nothing less than culture for all.

AP Wind Quintet at Denver Botanic GardensSome of the benefits of SCFD:

  • SCFD serves our schools: Kids in every school district in the seven-county region are served by SCFD-funded organizations, including performances, tours and outreach programs.
  • SCFD gives citizens access: More than 1 million citizens each year benefit from FREE admission to cultural facilities and programs thanks to our support of SCFD.
  • AP at Western Welcome WeekSCFD improves our economy: We all benefit from nearly $1.8 BILLION in economic activity and 10,000 jobs generated by this sector of metro Denver’s economy.

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