El Pomar

A Foundation for Colorado

History

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.

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2018 Foundation Giving in Colorado

A snapshot of giving and regional differences among foundations in Colorado. 

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Regional Partnerships

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.

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Grant Making

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.

 

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Penrose House

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.

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Featured Programs

NELP

El Pomar Nonprofit Executive Leadership Program (NELP) trains nonprofit CEOs and executive directors to effectively manage and lead extraordinary nonprofit organizations. 

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PPHS

El Pomar Foundation launched the Pikes Peak Heritage Series in 2015 to celebrate and raise awareness of the natural assets of the Pikes Peak Region.

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Forum

The Forum contributes to the civic health of the Pikes Peak Region through panels, seminars and lectures about key local and state issues.

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explore our programs

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.

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Recent News

Empty Stocking Fund notches third-highest total in 35-year history

The latest Gazette/El Pomar Empty Stocking Fund raised $1,206,371 — the 3rd-highest total in the campaign’s history.

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Three of our eleven Regional Councils met this week to discuss grant making priorities for their local communities in 2019! Learn more about our Regional Partnerships Program on our website: https://www.elpomar.org/programs/regional-partnerships/

Learn more about our grant making and the Regional Partnerships program on our website! http://www.elpomar.org

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@ElPomarFdtn • August 27

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