The Science and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) is a tiny tax that does big things. One penny for every $10 purchase creates tourism, jobs, economic activity and access to culture.  

How is culture funded in Arapahoe County?

The volunteer-based Arapahoe County Cultural Council reviews applications and makes a purposeful recommendation to Board of County Commissioners for approval of funding. For 2021, Arapahoe County will award 31 organizations more than $1.46M to support general operating costs, and the County also will award funding to 54 projects in the amount of $819,722.81

Awards total $2,282,528.68, a 35 percent increase over the previous year. 

Find and explore art, music, dance, theatre, history and culture in your backyard! Many organizations have FREE days, thanks in part to SCFD funding. 

Apply for Funding

The application period closes in mid-March each year for groups interested in applying for Tier III SCFD funding from Arapahoe County. Learn about the funding process and online application

Cultural Council

The 13 members of the Cultural Council are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners to serve three-year terms.

  • Trina Campbell, ChairSCFD Logo
  • Marilyn Cross, Vice-Chair
  • Kelly Wardrope, Secretary
  • Carolyn Moershel, Assistant Secretary
  • Ash Bassim
  • Kira Broer
  • Peter Faris
  • Megan Kennedy
  • Katherine McMurray
  • George Peck
  • Catherine Pomeroy
  • Idris Keith
  • Open Position: Centennial Resident

Jake Zambrano is the Arapahoe County representative on the SCFD Board. Daniela Villarreal is the County staff liaison.

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