El Pomar

A Foundation for Colorado

Sally Beck Fund

A new fund supporting nonprofit organizations that provide direct care to equines, therapeutic riding programs, equine education programs, and equine-related disaster response programs.

Apply Now

Fellowship

The Fellowship is a two-year, hands-on, continuing education opportunity based in Colorado Springs that combines on-the-job training with a background in leadership theory.

2018 Application

Empty Stocking Fund

The annual Gazette-El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund provides resources for 20 local health and human service agencies in the Pikes Peak region. 

Learn More

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.

learn more

Pikes Peak at Sunrise

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.

Apples. iStock_000059049736_XXXLarge.jpg apply for a grant

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.

IMGP8781.JPG meeting space

Featured Programs

Fellowship

The Fellowship is a postgraduate experience dedicated to developing rising leaders who are invested in the well-being of Colorado communities.

Fellowship 2.jpg
Sally Beck Fund

A new fund supporting nonprofit organizations that provide direct care to equines, therapeutic riding programs, equine education programs, and equine-related disaster response programs.

Website Photo.png
Forum

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

State_House_Debate_4.jpg
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.

2015_USAFA-2567.jpg

Recent News

Pueblo's only warming shelter set to open January 2nd

The former Salvation Army building is being transformed into Pueblo Rescue Mission's temporary warming shelter, scheduled to stay open every night through April.

6678724-Salvation-Army-shelter-in-Pueblo-to-close.jpg

#WhyFellowshipWednesday: There are only six days left to apply for the 2018 class of El Pomar Fellows!

#celebrating80years : El Pomar Foundation has a proud legacy of 80 years of giving in Colorado and the Pikes Peak region. Throughout 2018, we will be looking back on this legacy by showcasing a grantee organization representing every single year from 1937-2017! Today we are proud to begin this project by highlighting Fountain Valley School of Colorado, which has been an institution in Colorado Springs education since 1929.

There are only 12 days left to give to the Empty Stocking Fund! The campaign provides resources for local health and human service agencies in the Pikes Peak region on the front lines of helping people in crisis and assisting others in attaining self-sufficiency.

This year, we are proud to launch the Sally Beck Fund, a new fund dedicated to supporting nonprofit organizations providing direct care to equines, therapeutic riding programs, equine education programs, and equine-related disaster response programs within the state of Colorado. The application is now open and can be found below. Please help us spread the word about this new opportunity!

@ElPomarFdtn • December 14

RT @GovofCO .@ElPomarFdtn is doing great work molding these future leaders who will be great assets to their communities and to… https://t.co/JYKNPp4g0Q

@ElPomarFdtn • December 12

The El Pomar Fellowship is a two-year salaried position that develops rising leaders who are invested in the well-b… https://t.co/AkPsxlzmju

@ElPomarFdtn • October 20

Thank you to our Keynote Speaker, Harris Sherman, for his insights on the Waldo Canyon Fire & how to prepare our co… https://t.co/lJEpolE4cp

@ElPomarFdtn • October 20

RT @SallieClark Fmr USDA Undersecretary Natural Resources Harris Sherman-need to be strategic abt taking action to prevent catastro… https://t.co/nNWGkso1Iy

Read More