History and tradition don't always lead to innovation, but in the case of El Pomar Foundation these three words are intertwined.
History means we've been around a long time--since 1937 when entrepreneur Spencer Penrose and his wife Julie established a legacy to serve as a valuable resource for the people of Colorado.
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Tradition means we do some things year in and year out. Grantmaking is one example. El Pomar Foundation makes grants to nonprofit organizations in the state of Colorado--and has been doing so since the Foundation was established. Some grantees have been funded on a regular basis since the days when the Penroses made grant decisions themselves.
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Innovation means the trustees of El Pomar are constantly looking for new ways to achieve the mission set forth by the Penroses-- to enhance, encourage and promote the current and future well-being of the people of Colorado. El Pomar's extensive programs are an example of innovation in action. The program details are all different, but together they support the same objectives of developing leaders and strengthening communities.
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