Colorado Grant

From Adolph Coors Foundation

The Foundation supports organizations that promote the western values of self-reliance, personal responsibility and integrity. The Foundation places a high priority on programs that help youth to prosper, encourage economic opportunities for adults and advance public policies that reflect our nation’s founding principles. They also prioritize entrepreneurship, integrative medicine, and mentoring for youth.

Type of Support


The Foundation supports Colorado organizations that work in the following funding priority areas:

  • Youth & Youth Development: one-to-one mentoring, academic tutoring, character development, leadership, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), financial literacy
  • Adult Work Programs: paid on-the-job training, vocational training, job placement

Preference is given to organizations exhibiting aspects of the following list:

  • Year-round programming
  • Transformational outcomes
  • Total mission alignment, please don’t pull out one small program that might be a fit (exceptions for rural)
  • Direct service organizations
  • Organizations that strongly align with our foundation’s funding priorities
  • Strong leaders, strong financial health
  • Bereavement
  • Pregnancy centers
  • Community centers


Organization's Location
Program Location
CO (with preference for rural CO)
Organization Type
Organization Budget And Years
Organization has existed for at least 1 year
  • Organizations interested in applying must call the Foundation to see if they are a funding fit.
  • For capital funding, The Foundation requires 60-70% of the total capital budget be raised prior to applying. Additionally, we require that all funds for the capital project be raised before the Foundation’s grant is released.
  • Typically, we fund an organization whose overall mission is in alignment with our priorities rather than singling out one of its programs that might be a fit. If an exception is made, the Foundation places preference on programs that are a significant portion of the operation and budget. 


Adaptive or winter sports programs
Animal or animal-related projects
Arts or arts-related projects
Books and publishing
Capital projects which incur debt
Church or church-related projects
Conferences, seminars, or event sponsorship
Credit counseling
Debt reduction
Deferred maintenance projects
Domestic violence shelters
Emergency and basic services (food, housing)
Fiscal sponsors
GED classes
Health organizations (disease-specific and national)
Leasehold improvements
Media or film-related projects
Museum or museum-related projects
Organizations with international components
Preschools or daycare centers
Programs and organizations receiving 50% or more of revenue from government sources, including fee-for-service contracts
Research projects
Schools (public, charter or private), including higher education and associated foundations
Senior programs (nursing homes, extended-care facilities, respite care)
Start-up funding (organizations and programs must be in operation for at least one full year)
3k – 100k


You may submit applications every year.
Contact info
(303) 388-1636
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