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

  • October 1, 2017
  • December 13, 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

Apply Now!

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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The Scrivner Award for Creative Grantmaking recognizes grantmakers who make a critical difference in a creative way. Noah Atencio, Vice President of Community Impact for Community First Foundation and El Pomar Fellowship Alum, was recognized this year for his leadership of The Innovator’s Society which funds promising approaches to improving community mental wellness.Congratulations, Noah!

Project Hope of Gunnison Valley supports initiatives that promote violence-free communities through prevention based education and outreach within Gunnison and Hinsdale Counties. Yesterday, El Pomar Fellows delivered two merit grants on behalf of the San Juan Regional Council to recognize Project Hope’s efforts.

Preparations are complete for the Rocky Mountain Tax Seminar. We are excited to host private foundation leaders beginning tomorrow to discuss practical problems they face in the day-to-day management of their foundations and provide updates on tax law impacting foundations.

Members of the Metro Regional Council and the Metro Regional Fellows visited Escuela de Guadalupe, to tour their new science lab and hear about the innovative work that Escuela is doing in both the middle school learning and dual language education.

@ElPomarFdtn • August 24

RT @CMCPresident Now that is student service! @ColoradoMesaU Prez Tim Foster helping a new freshman find her way. @ElPomarFdtn NW mt…

@ElPomarFdtn • August 17

RT @GivingTues It's #NationalNonprofitDay! Celebrate the nonprofits in your community by sharing how you give back today & on…

@ElPomarFdtn • July 26

RT @ACYPL With #acyplAUS winding down--shout out to all involved who made the exchange so memorable!

@ElPomarFdtn • July 24

RT @SkylerMinke Awesome scenes from day 1 of #acyplAUS w/@ElPomarFdtn

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