Local nonprofits receive grants from sales taxes

Douglas County officials distribute SCFD checks to eight organizations

Posted 10/27/17

Eight Douglas county nonprofit organizations were awarded grant checks, totaling nearly $318,000, by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). The SCFD was created in 1989, and money from the fund is distributed to nonprofit …

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Local nonprofits receive grants from sales taxes

Douglas County officials distribute SCFD checks to eight organizations

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Eight Douglas county nonprofit organizations were awarded grant checks, totaling nearly $318,000, by the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). The SCFD was created in 1989, and money from the fund is distributed to nonprofit organizations that enlighten, entertain and educate Colorado residents through arts programs. SCFD is funded by a 1/10 of 1 percent sales and use tax, and is distributed throughout seven counties.

Recipients were honored at a reception in the county offices in Castle Rock, where they received grant checks distributed by the Douglas County commissioners.

Cherokee Ranch and Castle Foundation received $130,000 for general operating expenses. The ranch is used as an outdoor laboratory and classroom for environmental education and research. The 1920s castle is used for special events.

Parker-based HawkQuest received $17,500, which will be used to help care for birds of prey, which the group uses to promote environmental awareness, biodiversity and education throughout the United States.

The Lone Tree Symphony Orchestra received $20,000 for the 2017-2018 Performance season. Highlands Ranch Concert Band was awarded $10,000 for general operating support, and the Highlands Ranch Cultural Affairs Association received a combined total of $117,471 for general operating support and expenses tied to Douglas County Art Encounters, a program that encourages public interaction with art through outdoor sculptures around the county.

Lamb Spring Archaeological Preserve in northwestern Douglas County received $2,044 for operating expenses, and Roxborough Arts Council received a total of $11,007 for operating expenses and Art Encounters.Young Voices of Colorado received $9,744 to fund Douglas County outreach projects.

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