Fast-forward to today. El Pomar is pleased to introduce two new Regional Councils, Pikes Peak (El Paso and Teller counties) and Metro (Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, Elbert and Jefferson counties). Two new councils that reside, yes, in our own backyards. With the additions, the Regional Partnerships program now covers all 64 Colorado counties. The two new councils are an example of the program's success more than its growth. While the initial goal was to reach the areas far from the Foundation's home base, the lesson learned revealed that involving knowledgable community leaders anywhere and everywhere can lead to stronger grantmaking far and near.
We invite you to meet the new Pikes Peak and Metro Council members on our web site. Both groups attended the Foundation's recent Statewide Meeting and will begin making grant recommendations next year.