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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Today we are proud to celebrate National Nonprofit Day. Take a look at our annual report to learn more about some of the terrific nonprofits we've had the pleasure working with throughout Colorado this year! #nationalnonprofitday

Mandela Washington Fellow, Ibrahim, and El Pomar Fellows Trevor Zalkind, Ryan Burton, Emily Padgett, and Matt Nuñez, were in Denver today with Posner Center for International Development and The GrowHaus for productive conversations about community development!

The High Country Council met with six grantee organizations to learn more about their work to serve youth in the High Country region. It was a wonderful day for coming together to discuss unified goals surrounding out of school time for youth!

Spencer and Julie Penrose's great granddaughter visited the Foundation today; she thanked El Pomar's team for keeping the family legacy alive! A joyful moment occurred when she saw a painting of her great grandmother and "Pitty Pat", the dog she loved during her childhood.

@ElPomarFdtn • August 17

RT @GivingTues It's #NationalNonprofitDay! Celebrate the nonprofits in your community by sharing how you give back today & on…

@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!

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