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Fund Spotlight: Wildland Fire Fund

El Pomar’s Wildland Fire Fund was created in rapid response to Colorado’s devastating wildfire season of 2002 including Hayman, Missionary Ridge, and Trinidad fires. In addition to emergency response grants, the Wildland Fire Fund also provides grants throughout the year to Colorado fire agencies seeking support for personal protection equipment and supplies.

by Avery Polacek, the May 3, 2017, 11:58 a.m.

Colorado Springs Council Forum Builds Civic Health

The Forum for Civic Advancement, a program of El Pomar Foundation, recently hosted a City Council Candidate Debate with more than 200 attendees in partnership with the Colorado Springs Leadership Institute (CSLi), KKTV 11News, the Gazette, and AARP.

by Davis Tutt, the May 3, 2017, 11:50 a.m.

For the Love of Colorado

While I never doubted my sense of home at Colorado College, it’s only now that the state of Colorado feels like home. Maybe it was as simple as fully unpacking my belongings in my “adult” apartment rather than hoarding books, out of season clothes and childhood photos in boxes, anticipating the next move to a new dorm room. I suspect, however, I now feel at home in Colorado because I spend my days working at El Pomar Foundation.

by Ann Fenley, the April 18, 2017, 10:44 a.m.

Military Affairs: Disney on Ice

"I'm so excited! Look at my dress! I want to see them skate, it's hard!" We heard these exclamations and so many more last month, while more than 3000 parents, children, grandchildren, aunts and uncles waited for the doors to open for Disney on Ice at the Broadmoor World Arena

by El Pomar Foundation, the April 1, 2017, 10:09 a.m.

New Metro Council Grant Making Strategy

Some might consider the Metro Council's initial one year grants risk capital, but Council Members consider them to be critical getting-to-know-you grants. Learn more about their methods to identify strong organizations poised for long-term success

by El Pomar Foundation, the Feb. 27, 2017, 4:52 p.m.

Escuela de Guadelupe Expands

Four miles doesn't sound far, but in two short years the school has moved into the heart of the community they serve and is expanding one grade at a time

by El Pomar Foundation, the Feb. 27, 2017, 4:50 p.m.

Grantee Highlight: The Challenge Foundation

Academic ability, ambition, and demonstrated grit are the qualities The Challenge Foundation looks for in scholars. See how the organization is supporting students from grade six through College

by El Pomar Foundation, the Feb. 27, 2017, 4:46 p.m.

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