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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Recent News

“Hearing the community voice without influencing it is one of the biggest challenges in philanthropy,” said Cari Davis, Executive Director at Colorado Springs Health Foundation. This morning, Fellows had the opportunity to learn about Cari’s career path in the health and social just field and benefit from her insight into health, philanthropy, and leadership.

We enjoyed attending the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center's opening gala this past weekend! Thank you to Fine Arts Center for continuing their role in fostering arts and culture in the Pikes Peak community.

On September 8, join us for “Mountains Matter to Millennials” with Luis Benitez, one of the more experienced guides and leadership development consultants in the world. Ask your questions and be ready to discuss how we can make the Pikes Peak community one where young professionals choose to work, play, and stay! To learn more about this free event & to RSVP: “

Last night, over 350 community members convened to celebrate the induction of George Nakayama into the Milton E. Proby Room at El Pomar Foundation - Penrose House!

@ElPomarFdtn • August 29

We enjoyed attending the @FineArtsCenter 's opening gala this past weekend!

@ElPomarFdtn • August 29

RT @GSColo Thank you @ElPomarFdtn for supporting Colorado @girlscouts & sponsoring the Women of Distinction Thin Mint Brunch.

@ElPomarFdtn • August 24

We also welcome Andrea Aragon to the Foundation's Board of Trustees #PressRelease

@ElPomarFdtn • August 24

El Pomar announces the election of Matt Carpenter to the Board of Trustees #PressRelease

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