Youth and Adult Grant Programs

Adolph Coors Foundation

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Grant amount: Approximately US $50,000

Next deadline: Nov 1, 2019

Later deadlines: Mar 1, 2020, Jul 1, 2020

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program, Capital Project, General Operating Expense

Location of project: Colorado

Location of residency: Colorado

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About this funder:



The Foundation supports organizations that promote the western values of self-reliance, personal responsibility and integrity. We believe these values foster an environment where entrepreneurial spirits flourish, helping Coloradans reach their full potential. 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.

Our grantmaking places a premium on entrepreneurship. Specifically, our traditional areas of support include one-on-one mentoring programs, job training and a variety of self-help initiatives.

Grantmaking Priorities: Youth and Adults

  • Youth and 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

      You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


      • All applicants must be classified as a 501(c)(3) organization by the Internal Revenue Service. 
      • All organizations must operate in Colorado.
      • The foundation accepts requests for operating, capital, or program support if your agency’s mission aligns with ACF’s funding priorities.


      •  Special consideration is given to rural Colorado nonprofits.


      • 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
        • Church or church-related projects
        • Conferences or seminars
        • Credit counseling
        • Debt reduction
        • Domestic violence shelters
        • Emergency services (housing, food)
        • GED classes
        • Health organizations
        • Homelessness
        • Individuals
        • Media or film-related projects
        • Museum or museum-related projects
        • Preschools or daycare centers
        • Research projects
        • Schools (public, charter or private)
        • Senior programs (nursing homes, extended-care facilities, respite care)
        • Start-up funding (organizations must be in operation for at least one full year)