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


Upcoming Board of Trustees Meetings

  • February 28, 2018
  • June 19, 2018
  • August 27, 2018
  • September 30, 2018
  • Please note, we accept competitive applications on a rolling basis.
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El Pomar Funds

Learn more about El Pomar's grant making. 

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Contact Us

Please call the Grants Department at: 


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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

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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

On December 16th, 1937, Spencer and Julie Penrose set out to make a difference in the lives of the people of Colorado. 80 years later, we are proud to be continuing their legacy!

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Congratulations to Dave Ogrean, the 2017 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement in Sport Award, for his lifelong commitment to the advancement of amateur sport in Colorado and throughout the world. Dave began his professional career as USA Hockey's director of public relations, and then went on to serve as executive director from 1993 to 1999 and again from 2005 until he retired in June 2017. Ogrean oversaw the creation of the USA Hockey National Team Development Program, serving to identify high-potential ice hockey players under the age of 18 and help them develop skills and gain elite experience. #storiesofimpact

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