This summer, El Pomar Foundation teamed up with Telluride Foundation to provide funding in a program related investment (PRI) for the Rural Homes Project, an affordable housing initiative in the San Juan Region.
El Pomar Intern Abby Steen writes about Spencer Penrose's love of sport and his early dedication to laying the groundwork that would eventually see Colorado Springs become Olympic City, USA.
El Pomar Foundation's Emerging Leaders Development program announces Dennis Barcial Apuan as the 2021 Milton E. Proby Cultural Heritage Room Inductee
Former State Representative Dennis Barcial Apuan (1965-2020) will be honored as the Milton E. Proby Cultural Heritage Room Inductee at a virtual ceremony in August
Intern Ben Garfield on Finding the Balance Between Advocating for Others and Creating Space for Self-Advocacy
El Pomar Summer Intern Ben Garfield reflects on his experience at Wesleyan University and the ways he has acted as a student leader in combatting inequity in higher education.
2nd Year Fellow Will Keyse reflects on the process of creating an annual report to summarize the rollercoaster year of 2020 and highlight the resiliency of the El Pomar Foundation team and their nonprofit partners.
2nd Year Fellow Ulises Flores reflects on his stint with El Pomar's North Regional Council and the lessons learned over two years of strategic funding to mental health grantee partners in Larimer and Weld counties.
The Trustees at El Pomar Foundation recently approved funding for Pikes Peak regional healthcare workers and their families to visit the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum as a token of appreciation for the many months of sacrifice they have given to our community during the pandemic.
El Pomar Foundation Joins Other Funders and Partners to Support Largest Park Renovation in City History
Last Saturday, representatives from El Pomar Foundation, the City of Colorado Springs, RISE Coalition and others broke ground on the renovation of Panorama Park in Southeast Colorado Springs. The park project will bring a thriving cultural center to the area with an event space, universal playground, sports facilities and public art on display.
El Pomar Foundation's Forum for Civic Advancement, Colorado Municipal League and Colorado 50-50 Host Virtual "Women in Politics Event"
El Pomar Fellows Megan Sanders and Hannah Grace Bauman provide insight into the obstacles facing women entering the political world and highlight the "Women in Politics" event hosted in April.
In the ninth blog post in the series written by El Pomar's 1st Year Fellows, Danielle Hendrix shares her story of coming home to Colorado Springs and rediscovering a sense of community after college in Iowa.
Hannah Grace Bauman, a member of the Fellowship Class of 2019, reflects on the skills she gained through the Fellowship including effective facilitation and data-driven approaches to community development. Hannah Grace also details her post-Fellowship plans as a government consultant with Deloitte in Washington, D.C.
The Colorado Golf Association highlights the many accomplishments of El Pomar Trustee and Colorado Springs resident Judy Bell, including her role as first female president of the United States Golf Association.
Zuleika Johnson, the Vice President of Opportunity and Outreach at El Pomar Foundation, shares her professional experience in the nonprofit world that connected her to the Emerging Leaders Development program and her current role.
El Pomar Foundation celebrates the arrival of Southwest Airlines to the Colorado Springs Airport after years of public-private partnership through the Aeronautical Enhancement Fund housed at Pikes Peak Community Foundation. Southwest's arrival brings more than five new flight routes to Pikes Peak community members in addition to economic momentum for the region.
In the eighth blog post of a series written by El Pomar’s 1st Year Fellows, Henry Briggs envisions his career ten years from now, when he hopes to be described by colleagues as confident, inspirational, passionate and most importantly, rooted in integrity.