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


General Information

We are a general purpose foundation. Trustees make grants in the areas of arts and culture, civic and community initiatives, education, health, and human services.

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Contact Us

Please call the Grants Department at: 


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Upcoming Board of Trustees Meetings

  • October 2, 2016 and 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>

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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

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