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

ACYPL

Founded in 1993, El Pomar Foundation’s ACYPL program partners with the American Council of Young Political Leaders, a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(3), to host young emerging political leaders from around the world.

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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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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

Challenger Learning Center gets El Pomar donation to complete space science center

Starting this fall, kids blasting off for space at the Challenger Learning Center will do so from a galaxy-sized improved launch site.

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In the coming months, 2nd Year Fellow Matt Nunez will be living in this beautiful town as he begins working with the Telluride Foundation and building relationships with community partners in the San Juan Region. Congratulations Matt! #MattsLens

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Congratulations to Bob Tointon on being named 2019 Citizen of the West by the National Western Stock Show. This is well-deserved recognition for your commitment to your community, and we are fortunate to have you as a North Region council member.

Fellowship Alumni Trustee Elly Durham and First Year Fellow Elizabeth Hoffner enjoyed the National Western Stock Show in Denver this weekend. The stock show runs until Jan. 27, you still have time to check it out!

@ElPomarFdtn • January 10

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@ElPomarFdtn • August 29

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@ElPomarFdtn • August 28

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@ElPomarFdtn • August 27

Last night, Police Foundation of Colorado Springs hosted their annual Vittles for Vests fundraiser so all Colorado… https://t.co/a943aqxYmP

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