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Regional Partnerships

Rollover the map below to learn more about what's happening across the state.

Northeast Region North Region Northwest Region San Juan Region Southwest Region San Luis Valley Region Southeast Region Metro Region High Country Region Central Peaks Region Pikes Peak Region

North Region

Counties: Boulder, Larimer, Weld

Cities: Ft. Collins, Greeley, Loveland

Total Regional Population: 864,140 (2012)

Industries: Industrial and commercial worksites, undeveloped land parcels, retail trade, accommodations, food services, health care

Council Focus Areas: educational childcare, high school graduation rates

Northeast Region

Counties: Cheyenne, Kit Carson, Lincoln, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington, Yuma

Cities: Burlington, Fort Morgan, Limon, Sterling

Total Regional Population: 87,526 (2012)

Industries: Agriculture, farming, ranching, manufacturing, retail trade, construction, transportation, energy (including oil, natural gas, and wind)

Council Focus Areas: Health care, economic development


Counties: Garfield, Gilpin, Grand, Jackson, Mesa, Moffat, Rio Blanco, Routt

Cities: Glenwood Springs, Grand Junction, Steamboat Springs

Total Regional Population: 268,813 (2012)

Industries: Energy development (including oil and natural gas), retail trade, construction, recreation and tourism, agriculture, ranching, education, accommodations, health care

Council Focus Areas: Youth and Economic Development


Counties: Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, Montezuma, San Juan

Cities: Cortez, Durango, Pagosa Springs

Total Regional Population: 92,128 (2012)

Industries: Agriculture, farming, ranching, recreation and tourism, retail services, timber, construction, and energy development (including oil and natural gas)

Council Focus Areas: Education and Civic Engagement


Counties: Baca, Bent, Crowley, Huerfano, Kiowa, Las Animas, Otero, Prowers, Pueblo

Cities:La Junta, Lamar, Pueblo, Trinidad, Walsenburg

Total Regional Population: 230,558 (2012)

Industries: Agriculture, farming, ranching, energy development (including oil and natural gas), retail trade, construction

Council Focus Areas: Youth Education


Counties: Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, Ouray, San Miguel

Cities: Crested Butte, Gunnison, Montrose, Telluride

Total Regional Population: 99,511 (2012)

Industries: Recreation and tourism, agriculture, manufacturing, mining

Council Focus Areas: Early Childhood Education and Mentoring


Counties: Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande, Saguache

Cities: Alamosa, Del Norte, Monte Vista

Total Regional Population: 46,436 (2012)

Industries: Agriculture, farming, ranching, recreation and tourism, retail services, wholesale trade

Council Focus Areas: economic development, healthcare, education


Counties: Clear Creek, Eagle, Lake, Pitkin, Summit

Cities: Aspen, Breckenridge, Leadville, Vail

Total Regional Population: 113,195 (2012)

Industries: Recreation and tourism, retail services supporting the ski resorts, real estate development, construction

Council Focus Areas: Early Childhood Education


Counties: Chaffee, Custer, Fremont, Park

Cities: Buena Vista, Cañon City, Fairplay, Salida, Westcliffe

Total Regional Population: 85,626 (2012)

Industries: Recreation and tourism, retail trade, construction, government (including nine state prisons and a four-facility federal prison)

Council Focus Areas: Youth Health and Wellness

Metro Region

Counties: Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, Jefferson

Total Regional Population: 2,569,985 (2012)

Pikes Peak Region

Counties: El Paso, Teller

Total Regional Population: 660,680 (2012)


The Big Picture: What are the needs and how can communities address those needs? El Pomar trustees have long examined these simple but important questions when making grants. With an eye toward increasing impact and establishing deep-rooted connections throughout the entire state, the Foundation recently created a network designed to assist in this process. The Regional Partnerships are comprised of community leaders who form Regional Councils across the state to advise El Pomar's trustees and recommend grants.

The Details: Our Regional Council members come from all walks of life and represent the business, nonprofit, and public sectors. They provide firsthand information about the needs in their own communities. Each Council member comes to El Pomar with an established record of community engagement and involvement. There are 11 Regional Councils throughout the state. One El Pomar trustee sits on each Council. Since the program's inception, El Pomar Foundation has distributed more than $9.6 million on behalf of its Regional Councils.

What's new: Council members include college presidents, elected officials, newspaper publishers, nonprofit executives, and more. These leaders provide first hand information about the needs in their own communities-- the kind of insight that can only come from living, working, and being involved at the local level. The Regional Councils provide direct grant recommendations to the Trustees with potential for a combined annual impact of more than $2 million.

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