The High Country Regional Council recognized the opportunity for greater impact through making long-term commitments to nonprofits. According to Regional Trustee Dave Palenchar, “the additional security of future years of funding provides the nonprofit the opportunity to spend more strategic time on mission engagement and allows it to better address and adapt to the changing challenges it will likely face while pursuing its programmatic objectives over several years.”
1st Year Fellow Reilly Torres, who supports the Metro Regional Council, interviewed Metro Regional Council member and President and CEO of Colorado Education Initiative Rebecca Holmes to learn more about the educational landscape across our state.
In 2021, the Pikes Peak Regional Council identified five grant partners addressing veteran homelessness. In early 2022, these organizations shared updates with the Council about the key challenges veterans experiencing homelessness in the region continue to face. 1st Year Fellow Dylan Craddock shares high level themes of these challenges.
This summer, El Pomar Foundation teamed up with Telluride Foundation to provide funding in a program related investment (PRI) for the Rural Homes Project, an affordable housing initiative in the San Juan Region.
2nd Year Fellow Ulises Flores reflects on his stint with El Pomar's North Regional Council and the lessons learned over two years of strategic funding to mental health grantee partners in Larimer and Weld counties.
Aaron Miltenberger, CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the San Luis Valley, provides insight into how the clubs have adapted to social distancing requirements while continuing to address the growing needs in their communities.
El Pomar's North Regional Council shares five key lessons from funding in mental health. In sharing these lessons, the Council hopes others considering funding in mental health have an additional resource as they strive to make an impact in this critically important area.
The El Pomar High Country Regional Council used data to inform its funding funding decisions in the area of at-risk middle school youth. Hannah Grace, a 1st Year Fellow with El Pomar, explains how the Council used objective metrics to identify a need-based distribution of funds.
Learn more from High Country Regional Trustee Dave Palenchar about the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize, the excellent work of Lake County and how the High Country Council's grantee partner played a role.
Cathy Robbins reflects on what has been accomplished and learned through 15 years of Statewide meetings, and she looks forward at what can be done to help Regional Partnerships reach its full potential.