Founded by the Tier II in 1992 as the Community Awareness Partnership, after the 2004 SCFD re-authorization the Tier II and Tier I members formed the Scientific & Cultural Collaborative (SCC) as a 501(c)(3) to jointly do together what we could not do alone.
Therefore, the Tier I and II are Members of the SCC and principals of the SCC Board of Directors employing Charlotte D'Armond Talbert as the Coordinator since 1996 and Jannett Matusiak since 2018 as the SCC Director
Tier III were invited to participate in the SCC Directory and Database in 2012. Non-SCFD cultural organizations statewide were invited to participate in the Database in 2015.
Therefore, the Tier III and statewide culturals in the Database are Participants.
We are stronger as a cultural community with our amazing blend of these organizations.
Who can apply: SCFD Tier I & Tier II organizations only. Tier I are FULL members only.
Benefits: Voting rights on the SCC board, Alliance and Pathways funding for programs, Directory entries, Database access, VIP cards (Volunteer Reward Cards), networking/training meetings, National Volunteer Appreciation Week offers distribution of job postings.
Investment: 5% of an organization’s total SCFD monies with a $15,000.00 ceiling.
Who can apply: SCFD Tier II organizations only.
Benefits: Directory entries, Database access, VIP cards, networking/training meetings, National Volunteer Appreciation Week offers and distribution of job postings.
Investment: 1.25% of an organization’s total SCFD funds $5,000.00 ceiling.
Participant level - Tier III and Non-SCFD Culturals
How to be an SCC Participant and costs:
Cultural non-profits who participate with a listing on www.ExplorablePlaces.com are invited to attend networking meetings and other activities with the SCC.
SCFD Tier III organizations and registered non-profit culturals in arts, culture and science across Colorado and in Cheyenne, WYO may pay to participate in the SCC Shared Database ($520.00 Sept. to Sept.)
Non-profit cultural organizations across the state including higher education (such as the UCCS Presents) or government sites (such as History Colorado)
Benefits: As part of their participation in ExplorablePlaces.com or Database access, cultural organizations are invited to networking/training meetings, National Volunteer Appreciation Week offers and distribution of job postings.