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Trustees Approve Grants

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El Pomar Trustees recently approved 61 grants totaling over $2 million. Grants went to organizations located in 26 different Colorado counties.

Grant recipients include:

Health S.E.T ($5,000) – Health SET’s mission is to improve the lives of the low-income elderly. Their nurses and caseworkers provide free health clinics and substantial follow-up care, bridging the gap between the patients and the complex health care and social service systems. Most importantly, the staff gives the seniors the tools to live independently, which is crucial to their well-being and quality of life.

Youth Foundation ($40,000) – The Youth Foundation's mission is "to prepare children in need for success in life through education and recreational opportunities.” The Youth Foundation impacts youth by providing positive mentorship, community interaction and recreation applications that inspire self-confidence, friendship, and integrity in the hearts of not only the children, but the volunteers and supporters as well.

Colorado Springs Teen Court, Inc. ($5,000) – Teen Court is a unique alternative to the Municipal Court for first-time juvenile offenders. Recognizing that peer influence is one of the most powerful factors affecting youth behavior, Teen Court uses teen volunteers to review cases, deliver sentences, and ultimately influence juvenile defendants to turn away from self-destructive decisions and toward more productive choices.

To view the complete list of recently approved grants, click here.

To search El Pomar’s grant archive, please visit our web site: http://www.elpomar.org/grants