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

December 17, 2018 

February 27, 2019

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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
  • Sally Beck 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

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Recent News

Final Funds for Lunch Loop Connector Trail Received

An idea that first began in 2012 will now be able to connect Downtown Grand Junction to a beautiful trail highlighting outdoor recreation.


We are thankful for the incredible work of the organizations honored at our Merit Grants Reception last night!

Congratulations Terrell! Pikes Peak Community College is lucky to have you as their new Multicultural Student Success Coach. Since you joined the Foundation with the Fellowship Class of 2016 your commitment to relationship-building and investment in others' success has been apparent and will serve you well in this new role!

El Pomar Fellows have the opportunity to meet political leaders from around the globe with the American Council of Young Political Leaders #FellowFridays

Have you checked out Electric Safari at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo? If not, it runs until Jan. 1! This year, the light show was a nominee for the USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice Award for the Best Zoo Lights category after finishing 9th last year.

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