Grant Making at El Pomar Foundation
Most grant funding at El Pomar Foundation is distributed through the competitive process. Through that process, the Trustees provide grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and government entities that serve Colorado across a broad spectrum of focus areas, including: arts and culture; civic and community; education; health and human services. These grants are for general operating support, programs and capital projects.
In addition to making grants through the competitive process, El Pomar offers several funds, including the:
Anna Keesling Ackerman Fund
Freda Hambrick Fund
Sally Beck Fund
Wildland Fire Fund
To learn more about these Funds, click here.
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 or government equivalent
- Its activities take place in Colorado
- If requesting capital support, your request may not exceed $100,000
How To Apply
Applications are accepted 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 financial statements, preferably audited
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.
Search our recent grant making history. Filter by organization, region, county, city, year approved, amount or funding area – arts and culture, civic and community, education, health and human services.
Grant applications are reviewed by the Trustees, who typically meet four-six times a year, and applications are accepted on a rolling basis. El Pomar does not have grant deadlines.
Upcoming Board of Trustees Meetings:
- December 14, 2022