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


General Information

We are a general purpose foundation. Trustees make grants in the areas of arts and culture, civic and community initiatives, education, health, and human services.

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Contact Us

Please call the Grants Department at: 


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Upcoming Board of Trustees Meetings

  • October 2, 2016

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>

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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

Today we’d like to introduce new Fellow, Abby Pearson! A former Intern, Abby returns to El Pomar after graduating from Colorado State University with a BS in Biology.

Join us in welcoming Melissa Wills to the Fellowship! Melissa comes to El Pomar from the University of Denver where she studied International Studies and was a public achievement coach.

#TBT to Spencer Penrose's exotic animal collection. Did you know that Spencer Penrose kept dozens of animals at The Broadmoor? He moved them in 1926 to what would later become the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo!

The #acyplEUR delegates from Hungary and Croatia were introduced to Colorado politics and culture this week alongside El Pomar Fellows. We look forward to seeing the accomplishments of these inspiring young leaders in their home countries, and await our next opportunity to host a delegation for the American Council of Young Political Leaders.

@ElPomarFdtn • July 22

RT @alexhaleigh @ElPomarFdtn can't believe our summer at El Pomar Foundation is almost over! #EPFIntern

@ElPomarFdtn • July 22

Did you know Spencer Penrose kept his exotic animal collection at @TheBroadmoor ? #PenroseHistory

@ElPomarFdtn • July 18

RT @ACYPL Looking out over the City of #Denver from atop the Colorado State Capitol. #acyplEUR @ElPomarFdtn

@ElPomarFdtn • July 18

RT @ACYPL Things are getting crazy at the Garden of the Gods. @ElPomarFdtn #acyplEUR

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