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 and December 20, 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

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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The Sports Corp hosted the College Hockey Face-Off Luncheon today. Special thanks to head coaches, Mike Haviland at CC Tigers Athletics and Frank Serratore of Air Force Athletics for expressing their passion and excitement for this year's hockey season. We are looking forward to seeing what these young men accomplish on and off the ice!

"Giving back is the most important thing an entrepreneur can do. Period.” At today’s Partners in Philanthropy luncheon hosted by the Center for NonProfit Excellence, Michelle Talarico of Picnic Basket Catering was honored alongside other outstanding individuals, foundations, and businesses with a strong commitment to giving back in the Pikes Peak Region.

Members of the Fellowship and Internship recruiting teams enjoyed interacting with students at the UCCS Career Networking Night. Learn more about the internship process at

Yesterday, professional development was in full swing as the Fellows participated in Investment Challenge with our Investment Office experts: Thayer Tutt, Lisa Carlson, and Connie Rickard. We are excited to see the growth of our Fellows' financial literacy as the year progresses!

@ElPomarFdtn • September 29

@TheSportsCorp College Hockey Face-Off Luncheon today, head coaches @CCTigers and @AF_Falcons expressed excitement…

@ElPomarFdtn • September 28

At today's Partners in Philanthropy luncheon @CNEColorado, organizations were recognized for their great service in…

@ElPomarFdtn • September 28

Our recruiting team members enjoyed interacting with students at the @UCCS Career Networking Night. Learn more at…

@ElPomarFdtn • September 27

RT @ACYPL #acyplJapan covered a lot of ground between DC, MI, and CO! Thanks @NathanTriplett + @ElPomarFdtn for hosting!

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