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Empowering Nonprofits

Dan Cardinali, president and CEO of Independent Sector, elaborates on how big bets can help redistribute wealth and rebalance the power dynamic between donors and nonprofits. Mr. Cardinali discusses El Pomar's Regional Partnership program and celebrates the power of listening to local communities.

by El Pomar Foundation, the March 5, 2019, 8:41 a.m.

Work That Hits Close to Home

Doug Palmer, Fellowship Class of 2018, reflects on growing up in the North Region and his work with our Regional Partnerships Program.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Feb. 26, 2019, 9:10 a.m.

Regional Partnerships - A Letter from the Director

Livable communities to work, play, and stay. A Letter from the Director 2018 marked the 15th year for Regional Partnerships, the perfect opportunity to step back, reflect on accomplishments, and think strategically about how the program can be most impactful moving forward.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Feb. 20, 2019, 8:52 a.m.

Celebrating 80 Years - WiFi for Westcliffe, 2015, Upper Arkansas Regional Service Council

Throughout rural Colorado, access to fast and reliable internet can be an important driver of economic development and regional vitality. In 2015, the Central Peaks Regional Council recommended a matching grant to help bring broadband access to Westcliffe in advance of the Ride the Rockies bike race.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Dec. 12, 2018, 8:58 a.m.

Celebrating 80 Years - 2013, Northeastern Junior College and Morgan Community College

Education and workforce development are essential and interconnected elements for the success of a community. In the plains of northeast Colorado, Northeastern Junior College and Morgan Community College provide opportunities for students to develop valuable, meaningful skills in order to find career success and give back to the local region. From 2011 to 2014, El Pomar’s Northeast Regional Council supported business coursework and a business plan competition at each school.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Dec. 7, 2018, 3:30 p.m.

Celebrating 80 Years - Supporting Early Childcare in the North Region, 2011, United Way of Weld County Promises for Children

Since 2005 the North Regional Council has actively worked to support the well-being of northern Coloradans by leveraging the expertise of leaders from Boulder, Larimer, and Weld counties. One of the Council’s first multi-year grants was to create and support an early childhood education project called “Best Start for Babies” that now operates as part of the United Way of Weld County’s Promises for Children program.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Dec. 5, 2018, 10:02 a.m.

Celebrating 80 Years - “Resilient Lake County,” 2010, Advocates of Lake County & Lake County Build A Generation

Lake County is known as the home to Mount Elbert, the highest peak in Colorado and the entire Rocky Mountain range. Over the years, the well-being of the county and its communities has been a priority of the work of El Pomar’s High Country Regional Council, including grants to Advocates of Lake County and Lake County Build A Generation. The Council has been proud to support organizations working hard to improve the well-being of this uniquely beautiful and resilient part of the state.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Nov. 30, 2018, 8:47 a.m.

Celebrating 80 Years - Regional Grants in the San Juan, 2006, Northside Health Center

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.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Nov. 7, 2018, 8:22 a.m.

Tickling the ivories, using your feet: Nottingham player piano joins artifacts at Eagle museum

Pam Boyd, Vail Daily Eagle County's Nottingham family were the proud owners of a player piano, which is now on display at the Eagle County Historical Society Museum at Chambers Park in Eagle. "A $2,500 grant from El Pomar definitely kicked off the repair work," Eagle County Historical Society President Kathy Heicher said. The society hired a piano moving company, sent the instrument off to Denver and waited for word that the work was complete. This summer, the working Nottingham piano returned to Eagle County.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Sept. 5, 2018, 10:02 a.m.

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