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

  • 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

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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Built in 1937, and standing 114 feet high with an amazing view of the Pikes Peak Region, the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun is one of several operating legacies of Spencer and Julie Penrose that exemplifies their passion for the arts, the city, and serving others. #FBF

"With community engagement, partnerships, and funding, the sky is the limit for Southeast Colorado Springs." This morning at Deerfield Hills Community Center, El Pomar staff along with Mayor John Suthers, were pleased to announce El Paso County Public Health , on behalf of the RISE coalition and its partners, Southeast YMCA, Council of Neighbors and Organizations , and Colorado Springs Black Chamber of Commerce as a recipient of the $25,000 planning grant. We are excited to see what new possibilities arise in the community!

Eduardo Generali, one of seven riders completing the Ducati Globetrotter 90, stopped by the Penrose Heritage Museum yesterday to view the Ducati Pikes Peak Multistrada bike that competed in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (Official Site) in 2010, 2011, and 2012. The Globetrotter 90 is a globe circling, 145 day, 18,355 mile ride to celebrate 90 years of Ducati history and racing passion.

@ElPomarFdtn • October 24

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

@ElPomarFdtn • October 21

RT @csgazette .@ElPomarFdtn grant launches transformation effort in southeast #COSprings:

@ElPomarFdtn • October 21

Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun is a operating legacy of Spencer and Julie that shows their love for the arts and se…

@ElPomarFdtn • October 20

"With community engagement, partnerships, and funding, the sky is the limit for Southeast Colorado Springs."…

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