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
Nonprofit Executive Leadership Program
This program is for nonprofit executive directors, presidents, and CEOs e who are leading Colorado-based organizations with operating budgets of more than $750,000. Apply now to participate in this valuable session!NELP
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
The Challenge Foundation helps hard-working students break the cycle of poverty through educationRead 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 governmental equivalents. Built on the site of the Dixon Apple Orchard, the Penroses' historic home is open for strategic meetings, seminars, and trainings.
The Nonprofit Executive Leadership Program is for nonprofit executive directors, presidents, and CEOs who are leading Colorado-based organizations with operating budgets $750,000+
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.
Jeff Bieri and Jake Brownell, KRCC
"So how did I find myself driving along a dirt road scouring the landscape for a single bird?" Class of 2015 Fellowship Alumnus Mari Tanabe recalls a fond memory of a regional council meeting trip in Monte Vista. In search of the famous sandhill crane migration, she takes away some valuable life lessons:
Fellows and staff stepped up for kids at Children's Hospital Colorado Foundation's 3rd annual "Climb for Courage". Beautiful morning at Falcon Stadium!
We are so very grateful to all of our first responders.
“Pikes Peak is one of the few races left that allows for innovation, and that’s what sets it apart from any other race.” With the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (Official Site) just around the corner this Sunday, Jason Campbell, Curator of the Penrose Heritage Museum sits down to talk about his love of the event, it's significance and how it's changed over the past 45 years. https://www.elpomar.org/blog/detail/through-the-curators-eyes-the-pikes-peak-international-hill-climb/2541/
@ElPomarFdtn • June 23
Spencer Penrose started the Pikes Peak Internation Hill Climb. 101 years later read how it's changed:… https://t.co/Q2TL5dyzrz
@ElPomarFdtn • June 16
@ElPomarFdtn • June 11