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

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 had a great time with the American Council of Young Political Leaders Brazil delegation! From exploring Colorado Springs and Denver to learning about our midterm elections we had a full week of meetings and events!

Our Fellows participate in an extensive leadership and professional development curriculum to better prepare them for work after El Pomar. Read more about the Fellowship on our blog. #FellowFridays

On Monday, the Police Foundation of Colorado Springs honored the daily commitment and bravery of Colorado Springs Police Department Officers.

Every year, Peak Vista Community Health Centers hosts its Breakfast of Champions and invites Olympians to join - this year we enjoyed hearing from Apolo Ohno! Learn more about Peak Vista's work on our blog!

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