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: 


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Upcoming Board of Trustees Meetings

  • 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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A big welcome to Emily Padgett to the Fellowship Class of 2017! Emily graduated from University of Denver and joins us after leading middle school programs in Costa Rica and Peru this summer!

Today, Fellows and Interns enjoyed a tour of Atlas Preparatory School with executive director and Fellowship Class of 2010 alumnus Brittney Stroh. They also had the chance to speak with some excited sixth graders about a day in the life of an Atlas Prep student and their aspirations.

Happy to welcome back a new American Council of Young Political Leaders delegation!The Australian delegation is learning about the inner workings of American government, both at the local and state levels. After meeting with Colorado Deputy Secretary of State Suzanne Steiart today, the delegates are meeting with Colorado Speaker of the House Crisanta Duran and Mayor Michael Hancock of Denver.

A big welcome to Matthew Nuñez! Returning to Colorado after living abroad as a military child, Matthew joins the 2017 Fellowship Class from St. Edward's University.

@ElPomarFdtn • July 26

RT @ACYPL With #acyplAUS winding down--shout out to all involved who made the exchange so memorable!

@ElPomarFdtn • July 24

RT @SkylerMinke Awesome scenes from day 1 of #acyplAUS w/@ElPomarFdtn

@ElPomarFdtn • July 24

Big welcome to @MattNunezCO who joins the 2017 Fellowship Class from @stedwardsu!

@ElPomarFdtn • July 21

A big welcome back to Antonio Huerta, who interned with us last summer, to the Fellowship Class of 2017!

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