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


Upcoming Board of Trustees Meetings

  • February 28, 2018
  • June 19, 2018
  • August 27, 2018
  • September 30, 2018
  • Please note, we accept competitive applications on a rolling basis.
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El Pomar Funds

Learn more about El Pomar's grant making. 

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Contact Us

Please call the Grants Department at: 


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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

Pueblo's only warming shelter set to open January 2nd

The former Salvation Army building is being transformed into Pueblo Rescue Mission's temporary warming shelter, scheduled to stay open every night through April.


Are you a current undergraduate student looking to learn more about business, communications, finance, or the nonprofit sector? Consider applying for El Pomar’s Summer Internship! This 10 week program offers positions in a number of the Foundation’s offices including Grants, Investments, and Regional Partnerships. This paid summer program provides interns the opportunity to support the needs of the Foundation, participate in weekly professional development workshops and seminars, and gain tangible skills applicable to all sectors. Visit our website at or contact for more information! Applications are due February 12th by 11:59 PM MST.

#Celebrating80Years : Boys and Girls Club of the Pikes Peak Region is the oldest Boys & Girls Club west of the Mississippi River, and has been serving the community of Colorado Springs since 1888. Although they had no children of their own, Spencer and Julie Penrose consistently demonstrated their commitment to the well-being of children in their community. They gave generously to organizations like the Boys & Girls Club of Colorado Springs throughout their lives and El Pomar is proud to continue that legacy today.

#WhyFellowshipWednesday: There are only six days left to apply for the 2018 class of El Pomar Fellows!

#celebrating80years : El Pomar Foundation has a proud legacy of 80 years of giving in Colorado and the Pikes Peak region. Throughout 2018, we will be looking back on this legacy by showcasing a grantee organization representing every single year from 1937-2017! Today we are proud to begin this project by highlighting Fountain Valley School of Colorado, which has been an institution in Colorado Springs education since 1929.

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