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
  • February 10, 2017
  • May 15, 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 marks El Pomar Foundation’s first woman crush Wednesday, Mrs. Julie Penrose! Her passion and legacy continue today through the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center and Central City Opera as they serve the arts community. Thank you Julie! #WCW

On National Miners Day, we would like to acknowledge the foundational role mining played in the development of Colorado and the Penrose legacy. Below is a photo of Spencer Penrose at the Cripple Creek Mining Exchange in the early 1890's.

“The world today is facing complex, multi-sector programs and the next generation of leaders have to think strategically and work collaboratively to create positive change." Check out the blog to better understand how the Fellowship Program played a pivotal role in new Fellowship Director, Devanie Helman's journey.

The gift of restoring hope in the lives of people is crucial in the Pikes Peak region. By providing hot meals, shelter, family services, and resource referrals, Springs Rescue Mission supports and gives back to the community. Last night, they were honored with a 2016 Award for Excellence. Keep up the great work!

@ElPomarFdtn • December 2

Last night, @springsrescue was honored with the 2016 Award for Excellence for restoring hope in the community!

@ElPomarFdtn • December 2

@bworldarena accepted an Awards for Excellence last night! Check out the video highlighting their great work!

@ElPomarFdtn • December 1

Support @esfsprings at Broadmoor Movie Night tomorrow at 6:30pm. Click here for more information at…

@ElPomarFdtn • November 30

The connections made during the Fellowship remain strong through the Alumni network! Learn about the Fellowship her…

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