When grant dollars alone are not the solution, El Pomar Foundation creates and operates programs that encourage leadership and promote community development 

Forum for Civic Advancement 2022 State Demographics Event

Featured Programs

Awards for Excellence

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Colorado nonprofit organizations and community leaders are recognized annually for their impressive work to support the people of Colorado.

Regional Partnerships

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This innovative outreach program engages more than 70 local community leaders from across Colorado who serve on El Pomar's 11 regional councils. Council members offer insight into the important issues in their own communities to inform El Pomar's grant making across the state. Each regional council recommends up to $200,000 in grants annually and serves as a sounding board for the Foundation's activities across the state. 

Forum for Civic Advancement


Forum seeks to contribute to the civic health of the Pikes Peak region. Throughout the year we hold lectures, panels, and seminars in which public-minded citizens can meet political and civic leaders, and engage with cutting-edge political ideas from around the country.