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Donor of the Month: Coors Foundation

Posted: April 5, 2018

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado depends on the support of many like-minded organizations in order to truly make a difference in the lives of children facing adversity. The Adolph Coors Foundation has been a long-time supporter, providing much needed general operating funding to BBBSC for nearly 20 years. The Adolph Coors Foundation was established in 1976 by Bill and Joe Coors from the estate of Adolph Coors, Jr. Since its founding, the foundation has provided 6,600 grants totaling $257 million. With their assistance, we will be able to provide 1,860 one-to-one mentoring relationships during our 2018 fiscal year and for that we are very grateful.

About the Adolph Coors Foundation

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-to-one mentoring programs for youth, paid on-the-job training, and a variety of self-help initiatives. The Foundation also has an interest bringing integrative medicine into the medical mainstream. In each of its giving areas, the Foundation seeks evidenced-based results.