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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Fellowship

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

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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

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.

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Internship

El Pomar’s Internship Program provides a unique summer experience for continuing undergraduate students. Interns have the opportunity to learn about the nonprofit sector and develop professional interests.

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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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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

Borderlands exhibit Valley day set

Two Regional Advisory Councils of El Pomar Foundation assisted in bringing the original Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo to Pueblo. Read more from the Valley Courier.

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Sitting above the clouds early this morning at Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun, our All Staff Breakfast featured introductions from new Fellows, a competitive trivia game led by our summer Interns, and a happy birthday song to our Chairman, Mr. Hybl!

Welcome Elizabeth, Erin, and Andrew to El Pomar's Fellowship Class of 2018! We are thrilled to have you here!

Broncos 7K Pueblo & Salute to Fans Rally is almost a week away! Register here: https://www.denverbroncos.com/fit/7kseries/

Over the next several weeks, we will be introducing the Fellows of the Class of 2018! To begin, meet Kyle Boyle, Janni Conrad, and Jack Gurr. We are so excited to welcome you to El Pomar's family!

@ElPomarFdtn • July 16

Sitting above the clouds early this morning at Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun, our All Staff Breakfast featured intr… https://t.co/IdPbGrjwcE

@ElPomarFdtn • July 13

Welcome Elizabeth, Erin, and Andrew to El Pomar's Fellowship Class of 2018! We are thrilled to have you here!

@ElPomarFdtn • July 11

Over the next several weeks, we will be introducing the Fellows of the Class of 2018! To begin, meet Kyle Boyle, Ja… https://t.co/oDRJLd2SoN

@ElPomarFdtn • July 10

Tomorrow marks the first day of the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo! Read more about the history of this exciting event on… https://t.co/R9x0OAe4UK

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