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Adolph Coors Foundation Grant - Public Policy

Grants to USA Nonprofits for Programs and
Projects that Focus on Improving Public Policy

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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:

  • Enhancing the understanding of the free enterprise system;
  • Preserving the principles upon which the USA democracy was founded, to help ensure a limited role for government and the protection of individual rights as provided for in the Constitution;
  • Encouraging personal responsibility and leadership; and
  • Upholding traditional American values.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180017

Estimated Size of Grant:

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

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 December 1 – March 1. The review process typically lasts for about four months.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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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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