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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Even Penrose House is celebrating our hometown zip code with #719Day!

Thank you, Rocky Ford Fire Department, for protecting Colorado's southeast region!

Meet Andrew Schwartz, MacKenzie Mantsch, and Doug Palmer, the final three members of our newest Fellowship class! We are excited to see all that you achieve during your time at El Pomar.

Our Fellows had a great time (despite the sad faces) competing in the "Penrose House History Mystery Game" today!

@ElPomarFdtn • July 19

Thank you, Rocky Ford Fire Department, for protecting Colorado's southeast region! https://t.co/120v83FMfK

@ElPomarFdtn • July 18

Meet Andrew Schwartz, MacKenzie Mantsch, and Doug Palmer, the final three members of our newest Fellowship class! W… https://t.co/oxjWwbfdOu

@ElPomarFdtn • July 17

Meet Andrew Schwartz, Mackenzi Mantsch, and Doug Palmer, the final three members of our newest Fellowship class! We… https://t.co/NLMWJfsRIh

@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

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