Since 1993, El Pomar Foundation has collaborated with the American Council of Young Political Leaders, a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(3), to bring emerging political leaders from around the world to Colorado. The partnership has brought more than 60 delegations from 40 countries to Colorado, and introduced over 450 participants to aspects of the Centennial State’s local government, policymaking, and politics.
2018 intern Jack Brusa discusses his involvement in the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb as he worked for the The Sports Corp over the past summer.
Food insecurity can be one of the most complex issues faced by a community, with consequences that compound and exacerbate challenges in other areas like education, economic development, and public health. Founded in 1972, Care and Share Food Bank works each day toward its vision of a hunger-free southern Colorado by providing millions of pounds of food each year to partner agencies in 31 counties.
2018 intern Sarah Lawton reflects on how sports and the El Pomar Internship program broadened her understanding of Colorado and its various regions.
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.
The loss of a first responder in the line of duty is a tragedy that can strike any community at any time. While these events cause heartbreak and anguish, they also demonstrate the resilience and strength within a community through the immediate support of the families of our fallen heroes. This is the primary mission of The Hundred Club of Colorado Springs.