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
The Regional Partnerships are comprised of community leaders who form Regional Councils across the state to advise El Pomar's trustees and recommend grants.Regional Partnerships
Working, Risking, and Dreaming for Southeast Colorado. How technology is propelling students forward at Lamar Community College.Read Their Story
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 non-governmental equivalents. Built on the site of the Dixon Apple Orchard, the Penroses' historic home is open for strategic meetings, seminars, and trainings.
Connecting resources with local solutions. More than 70 community leaders make up 11 Regional Councils representing all 64 Colorado counties. Since 2003 they have invested nearly $14.8 million in their regions.
The Forum contributes to the civic health of the Pikes Peak Region through panels, seminars and lectures about key local and state issues.
Recognizes outstanding Colorado nonprofit organizations and community leaders for their extraordinary support of Colorado.
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.
Tiffany Ditto, The Gazette
Fellows recently visited the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and their CEO, Bob Chastain, to learn about their incredible role in the Colorado Springs community as an extension of Spencer Penrose's legacy. It seems like they made a few new friends during their visit!
Today is #takeyourpantsforawalkday, which promotes movement and healthy activities. We'd like to thank Pikes Peak YMCA for their commitment to fostering health and wellness in the Pikes Peak region’s daily. https://www.ppymca.org/
The Creede Repertory Theatre continues to make its mark on the San Luis Valley. We appreciate their use of theater and the arts to foster community in the region! http://www.creederep.org/about-history-sub
Today we’d like to introduce new Fellow, Abby Pearson! A former Intern, Abby returns to El Pomar after graduating from Colorado State University with a BS in Biology.
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