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

  • May 15, 2017
  • July 12, 2017
  • 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

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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

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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This week, leaders from El Pomar Foundation, Boettcher Foundation, and Center for Nonprofit Excellence joined Philanthropy Southwest on #MemberMonday to discuss grantmaking throughout the state of Colorado!

“We know that play is vital to human development. It teaches social skills, provides physical activity and provides for a positive release of energy.” Click the link below to see how a student-led fundraising effort combined with support from El Pomar Foundation and other local sponsors created a valuable asset for elementary school kids in Pueblo.

“They should be a good communicator, open minded, committed to attending meetings, be dedicated, empathetic toward organizations and the people in the communities that they serve.” Former San Luis Valley Council member, Edward Vigil, highlights the essentials to being a good citizen and servant leader. Learn more about our council members and their roles in our Regional Partnerships program here:

“Step by step, Firefly Autism is changing the prognosis for autism from fear to hope. Read more about their inspirational impact here: #AutismAwarenessMonth”

@ElPomarFdtn • April 24

RT @southwestfdns #MemberMonday: We're grateful to be at @ElPomarFdtn, responsible for $1.14B in impact for #Colorado, giving an over…

@ElPomarFdtn • April 24

This Thursday, join us for a discussion on how our city can live up to its potential! RSVP here…

@ElPomarFdtn • April 20

The 2017 #SaluteToFans Tour begins tomorrow in Southwest Colorado! For more info click here

@ElPomarFdtn • April 7

This week at the Broadmoor, Space Foundation's 33rd "Space Symposium" allowed space enthusiasts to network and visi…

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