2021 Foundation Giving in Colorado
Read the full report on Foundation Giving in Colorado.Learn More
2020 Annual Report
Learn more about El Pomar's activities and grant making in 2020.Learn More
Enhance, encourage and promote the current and future well-being of the people of Colorado. Established in 1937, El Pomar's mission is based on the values of Julie and Spencer Penrose.learn more
More than 70 community leaders make up 11 Regional Councils representing all 64 Colorado counties. Since 2003, the Councils have invested nearly $14.8 million in their home communities.Learn More
A private, general purpose foundation, El Pomar accepts applications from 501(c)3 organizations serving the state of Colorado in the areas of arts and culture, civic and community initiatives, education, health, and human services.
Available free of charge to 501(c)3 nonprofits and governmental equivalents. Built on the site of the Dixon Apple Orchard, the Penroses' historic home is open for strategic meetings, seminars, and trainings.
The Regional Partnerships program convenes community leaders into 11 regional councils that advise El Pomar's Trustees and recommend grants to address the greatest needs in their home communities across the state.
In partnership with The Gazette, Colorado Springs’s daily newspaper, El Pomar helps facilitate this fundraising campaign that has raised over $1 million dollars annually for the past nine years.
Emerging Leaders Development equips ethnic minorities already engaged in their own communities with the training to broaden their impact on the community at-large.
El Pomar's programs are all different, but each was created with the same goal in mind: to support leadership and community development beyond grantmaking.
Former State Representative Dennis Barcial Apuan (1965-2020) will be honored as the Milton E. Proby Cultural Heritage Room Inductee at a virtual ceremony in August