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

September 30, 2018

December 17, 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

El Pomar commits $1 million to Colorado Springs mountain biking facility

El Pomar has committed $1 million, $100,000 per year for 10 years, to underwrite the the City of Colorado Springs' operational expenses for such a park.

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We always enjoy spending time in the San Juan Region - delivering merit grants makes our visit even better! Congrats to the Coldharbour Institute and safeTALK Suicide Prevention in Gunnison, Colorado.

Thanks Denver Broncos and all who attended our Junior Training Camp yesterday!

Another great Colorado Springs World Affairs Council event at Penrose House discussing US-China relations with David Firestein, Executive Director of the The University of Texas at Austin China Public Policy Center.

We enjoyed participating as a funder Southwest Colorado Rural Philanthropy Days last week!

@ElPomarFdtn • August 29

RT @TheNatalieFiles Had a tour today of the Olympic Training Center with @ElPomarFdtn Thanks @SamuelMikulak for letting #acyplARG catc…

@ElPomarFdtn • August 28

RT @hblick2 Why the @ElPomarFdtn helps restore my faith in humanity and our community, in this week's #FromtheEditor:…

@ElPomarFdtn • August 27

Last night, Police Foundation of Colorado Springs hosted their annual Vittles for Vests fundraiser so all Colorado…

@ElPomarFdtn • August 23

Our San Luis Valley team had a great visit to Jones Farms Organics while delivering merit grants to the region.

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