A nonprofit membership organization of art, science and cultural organizations funded by the SCFD

 What is the Alliance Project Grant?

About:The Collaborative of the SCFD, formerly the Scientific & Cultural Collaborative (SCC), awards the Alliance Project Grant to a team of interdisciplinary teachers from a K-12 public school in Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Boulder, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson counties. Eligible counties rotate year to year. One school is selected from each county and serves a segment of the student body up to 180 students. Some assemblies allow for larger student participation.

Recipient schools can receive up to $11,000 worth of programs, workshops, field trips and assemblies from 27 arts, culture and science organizations funded by the SCFD. Funds vary according to budget approval of The Collaborative and SCFD. The Collaborative's Director works with the team of teachers in creating curriculum applications and learning opportunities for students that reach standards through educational programs offered by our organizations including Professional Development.

Additionally, the grant provides funding toward buses, substitute teachers and library support.

 Submission period is now closed.

Application will be available on Feb 1, 2020.

Schools located in Arapahoe, Broomfield or Douglas counties will be eligible to apply.

Eligibility: K-12 Public Schools physically located in one of the 7 counties listed below.

Arapahoe, Broomfield, Douglas counties will be eligible to apply in February 2020 for the 2020-2021 school year.

Adams, Boulder, Denver and Jefferson counties will be eligible to apply in February 2021 for the 2021-2022 school year.

Schools that have received the Alliance Project Grant between 2017-2019 are not eligible.
Application deadline:
April 17, 2020
Grant Awards Announced:
Early May
Grant Awarded:
August 2020-May 2021 School Year
Grant Amount:
Approximate value for services varies, but can be up to $11,000 per year. Organizations providing programming will be paid by the Director of the Collaborative. Schools will be reimbursed toward approved buses and subs.This is not a cash award.
Grant Contributors:
Funding is provided by the members of The Collaborative of the SCFD, nonprofits that receive funding from the resident supported the SCFD, cultural tax.

Organizations subject to change.

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities

Aurora Cultural Services, City of (incl. Aurora Fox and History Museum)
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
Butterfly Pavilion
Central City Opera
Children's Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus
Clyfford Still Museum
Colorado Ballet
Colorado Chautauqua Association
Colorado Children's Chorale
Colorado Railroad Museum
Colorado Symphony
Denver Art Museum
Denver Botanic Gardens
Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Denver Film Society
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Denver Zoo
Lakewood Heritage, Culture and the Arts, City of

Lighthouse Writers Workshop
Mizel Arts and Culture Center
Mizel Museum and The CELL (Counter Terrorism Lab)
Museum of Contemporary Art-Denver
Opera Colorado
Swallow Hill Music
Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum

Length of Award: 2 years. (1 year guaranteed with evaluation/review to renew for 2nd year. There will also be an opportunity to receive a small 3rd year award to continue programming.)
Requirements: This grant is for a team of interdisciplinary teachers, not for only one individual. Teachers selected to be on the team must attend 4 (1-hour) meetings throughout the year.

Alliance Grant Recipients

Adams County
The Studio School

Arapahoe County
Byers K-12

Boulder County
Boulder Prep High School

Satellite School
Jamestown Elementary School

Broomfield County
Birch Elementary
Emerald Elementary

Denver County
South High School

Douglas County
Parker Performing Arts School

Jefferson County
Oberon Middle School
Satellite School
Green Gables Elementary School

A team of teachers from each school will receive workshops, field trips, assemblies, bus support and more from over 25 arts, culture and science organizations in the Denver-Metro area!

Alliance Project Bulletin Board with program events                     Kohl Elementary

 "The Alliance Project gave my teaching a new sense of energy and excitement - a chance to work collaboratively with my peers in authentic experiences for our kiddos."  Excel Academy, Teacher

"We got to do stuff that made what we are learning in the class real and helped me understand more."

6th grader, Falcon Bluffs Middle

"It was fun and they snuck some learning in."                     Flagstaff Academy student 


 "The grant taught me so much about what was available from museums, arts organizations, and other providers - I learned to ask for programs and work with wonderful presenters." Cresthill Middle Teacher

The Alliance Project - 22 years of providing support to teachers!