Grant Making

El Pomar is a general purpose foundation that contributes more than $25 million annually

through grants to nonprofit organizations and government equivalents across Colorado


Upcoming Board of Trustees Meetings

August 25, 2023

December 5, 2023

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El Pomar Funds

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Grant Making at El Pomar Foundation

Most grant funding at El Pomar Foundation is distributed through the competitive process. Through that process, the Trustees provide grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and government entities that serve Colorado across a broad spectrum of focus areas, including: arts and culture; civic and community; education; health and human services. These grants are for general operating support, programs and capital projects.

General Information

Apply for a Competitive Grant

In addition to making grants through the competitive process, El Pomar offers several funds, including the:

Anna Keesling Ackerman Fund
Freda Hambrick Fund
Sally Beck Fund
Wildland Fire Fund

To learn more about these Funds, click here.

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 or government equivalent
  • Its activities take place in Colorado
  • If requesting capital support, your request may not exceed $100,000

Review the grant guidelines and eligibility requirements

How To Apply

Applications are accepted 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 financial statements, preferably audited 

Review the full list of required application materials

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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 our recent grant making history. Filter by organization, region, county, city, year approved, amount or funding area – arts and culture, civic and community, education, health and human services.


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Application Timelines

Grant applications are reviewed by the Trustees, who typically meet four-six times a year, and applications are accepted on a rolling basis. El Pomar does not have grant deadlines.

Upcoming Board of Trustees Meetings:

  • August 25, 2023
  • December 5, 2023
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