El Pomar

A Foundation for Colorado

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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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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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. 

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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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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

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.

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Are you a current undergraduate student looking to learn more about business, communications, finance, or the nonprofit sector? Consider applying for El Pomar’s Summer Internship! This 10 week program offers positions in a number of the Foundation’s offices including Grants, Investments, and Regional Partnerships. This paid summer program provides interns the opportunity to support the needs of the Foundation, participate in weekly professional development workshops and seminars, and gain tangible skills applicable to all sectors. Visit our website at www.elpomar.org/programs/internship or contact internship@elpomar.org for more information! Applications are due February 12th by 11:59 PM MST.

#Celebrating80Years : Boys and Girls Club of the Pikes Peak Region is the oldest Boys & Girls Club west of the Mississippi River, and has been serving the community of Colorado Springs since 1888. Although they had no children of their own, Spencer and Julie Penrose consistently demonstrated their commitment to the well-being of children in their community. They gave generously to organizations like the Boys & Girls Club of Colorado Springs throughout their lives and El Pomar is proud to continue that legacy today.

#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.

@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

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