Grant Making

El Pomar is a general purpose foundation that contributes more than $20 million annually

through grants to nonprofit organizations and government equivalents across Colorado


New Grants System

The Grants Department is excited to announce the launch of our new grant application and reporting system on November 1, 2016.

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Contact Us

Please call the Grants Department at: 


Send us an Email

Upcoming Board of Trustees Meetings

  • October 1, 2017
  • December 13, 2017
  • Please note, we accept competitive applications on a rolling basis.
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Central City Opera House, Central City, CO

Am I Eligible?

Your organization is eligible to apply for a grant from El Pomar Foundation if:

  • It is an active 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
  • Its activities take place in Colorado
  • If requesting capital support, your request is less than $100,000

Review the grant guidelines and eligibility requirements 

How To Apply

You can apply for a grant online.  Be sure to have: 

  • The name and address of your organization and contact information for the CEO/Executive Director
  • Concise statements describing your request
  • Your organization's three (3) most recent years of audited financial statements

Review the full list of required application materials

Apply Now!

El Pomar's Funds

El Pomar offers several funds, including the:

  • Ackerman Fund
  • Hambrick Fund
  • Wildland Fire Fund


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Final Report

A final report is required when all grant funds have been expended.  This report provides the opportunity to communicate the achievements and challenges related to the grant your organization received.

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Grant Search

Search by organization, county, city, key word, or funding area – arts and culture, civic and community, education, health, and human service

Recent News

Action Requested: Grants System Transition

All current grantees and organizations who would like to apply must register their organization in the new system

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"Collective, bold actions can truly make a difference" -Harris Sherman, Keynote Speaker Thank you to all who spent today learning about how to better prepare for fires in our community.

The Pikes Peak Heritage Series is proud to welcome experts on forest health today to discuss our region's fire preparedness. For more information on the Heritage Series please visit:

As the leaves continue to fall around the Penrose House, we are reminded of the history of the property’s landscaping. Designed by the renowned Olmsted brothers in 1916, the grounds are beautiful in all seasons and serve as the perfect venue for hosting incredible nonprofit organizations from across the state. #tbt

Recruiting for El Pomar’s 2018 Internship and Fellowship classes has begun! Applications are due January 16th, and can be found on our website!

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@ElPomarFdtn • October 20

RT @SallieClark Fmr USDA Undersecretary Natural Resources Harris Sherman-need to be strategic abt taking action to prevent catastro…

@ElPomarFdtn • October 20

The work of the day at the Hertage Series' Forest Health Seminar is WUI - Wildland Urban Interface!

@ElPomarFdtn • October 20

The Pikes Peak Heritage Series is proud to welcome experts on forest health today to discuss our region's fire prep…

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