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

  • December 20, 2016
  • 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>

Apply Now!

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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Last night, the power of sport was evident at the 2016 Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony as The Sports Corp and guests celebrated the accomplishments of the 2000 Palmer High School Men’s Basketball team and numerous sports figures in the Pikes Peak Region.

In their first 4 months of El Pomar's two-year professional development program, 1st Year Fellows summited a 13er in the Sangre de Cristos, began learning strategic planning principles through a Nonprofit Management course, and helped convene community leaders from across the state to discuss the future outlook of Colorado through a philanthropic lens. Learn more about the first-year Fellowship experience here:

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo surprised our staff today with a visit from a scary but friendly "spider women" who delivered bugs and kisses around the Foundation!

Special thanks to the President and CEO of The Sports Corp, Tom Osborne, for not only sharing his professional journey in the sports industry but also encouraging Fellows to use their platform as a tool to build a strong network in their field of interest.

@ElPomarFdtn • October 26

Last night, the power of sport was evident at the 2016 Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame ! Congratulations to ea…

@ElPomarFdtn • October 26

In just 4 months, 1st Year Fellows have summited a 13er, and helped convene leaders across the state. Learn more at…

@ElPomarFdtn • October 24

CEO of @TheSportsCorp, Tom Osborne, encouraged Fellows this morning to utilize their platform as to tool to buildin…

@ElPomarFdtn • October 24

RT @ppymca We are excited to participate in a program that will serve Southeast Colorado Springs! Thank you @ElPomarFdtn

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