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Adolph Coors Foundation Grant - Public Policy

GrantWatch ID# 180017
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
Adolph Coors Foundation
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Important Dates
Deadline: 03/01/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants to USA nonprofit organizations for programs and projects that focus on improving public policy. Funding will be provided for capital, operating, and program support requests. Eligible programs are those that address one of the following areas:
  • Enhance understanding of the free enterprise system
  • Preserve the principles upon which our democracy was founded to help ensure a limited role for government and the protection of individual rights as provided for in the Constitution
  • Encourage personal responsibility and leadership
  • Uphold traditional American values


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
All applicants must be classified as a 501(c)(3) organization by the Internal Revenue Service.

The Foundation will consider funding public policy requests from out-of-state organizations.

Areas of funding the Foundation is not considering at this time:
- Adaptive or winter sports programs
- Animal or animal-related projects
- Arts or arts-related projects
- Books and publishing
- Church or church-related projects
- Conferences, seminars, or event sponsorship
- Credit counseling
- Debt reduction
- Domestic violence shelters
- Emergency and basic services (food, housing)
- GED classes
- Health organizations (disease-specific and national)
- Homelessness
- Individuals
- Media or film-related projects
- Museum or museum-related projects
- 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) 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)

Pre-Application Information
Applications for public policy funding are accepted January 1 – March 1 for review at the November board meeting.

Review typically takes about eight months after the application deadline.

Estimated Size of Grant
There is no set amount. Applicants should evaluate the size of their budget and their organization’s needs.

Contact Information
Click here to apply online:

Adolph Coors Foundation
215 Saint Paul Street
Suite 300
Denver, Colorado 80206

Carrie Tynan, Senior Grantmaking Staff
Phone (303) 388-1636
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