Colorado Springs is home to five military installations and more than 85,000 active duty service members and their families, and Peak Military Care Network is one of the great organizations serving this population in our community. El Pomar is proud to partner with organizations like Peak Military Care Network and Mount Carmel Center of Excellence that provide essential support to those who have served or are currently serving the nation.
El Pomar’s Regional Partnerships program began in 2003 and by 2006 Councils were established in nine rural regions across the state, including the San Juan region. Since the inception of Regional Partnerships in 2003, El Pomar has invested nearly $5 million in this region. Here, Council member Linda Gann describes the impact of a $20,000 grant on Northside Health Center, which continues to provide accessible, high quality, integrated primary health care to children and qualifying adults in the Montrose and Olathe communities.
Fellow Alumnus Terrell Brown explains his path from basketball to the Fellowship, and how he is tying his passions for sport and service together through "Hillside Connection."
For 1,500 years, since Ancestral Puebloans first settled the area, Southwest Colorado has been home to many peoples. In pursuit of its mission to “empower recent and future generations by making the human past accessible and relevant through archaeological research, experiential education, and American Indian knowledge,” Crow Canyon Archaeological Center explores and promotes the rich history of the Puebloan occupation of the Mesa Verde region.
Every year, fire departments across Colorado are called to protect the state’s land and communities from fire and other natural disasters. El Pomar has been proud to support Colorado’s volunteer fire departments through the Wildland Fire Fund since 2002.
2018 Intern Jess Cohen discusses his involvement raising awareness of sexual and domestic violence and how he further developed that passion during his summer with the Foundation.
For 27 years, Partners in Housing has provided wraparound services to those on the brink of or experiencing homelessness, with a particular focus on families. Through its one-year program, Partners in Housing helps its clients develop agency, take control of their lives, and find sustainable solutions to the challenges they face.
There were 72 years of history and 185,000 reasons to celebrate as the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Foundation wrapped up a record-breaking year.
2nd Year Fellow, Morgan Harrison, is currently working at the American Council of Young Political Leaders in Washington D.C. Check here for an update on Morgan's experience!
The Denver Art Museum is an iconic institution in Denver, and one of the largest art museums between the west coast and Chicago. Because Julie Penrose was a great enthusiast of both the performing and visual arts, El Pomar’s Trustees established “arts and culture” as one of the Foundation’s five grant making areas and provide support to numerous Colorado arts organizations each year. The Denver Art Museum is El Pomar Foundation’s 20th-highest grant recipient to date.