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

Awards for Excellence

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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All 64 of Colorado's counties are represented by the members of our 11 Regional Councils. These community leaders from across the state advise El Pomar's Trustees and recommend grants based on their knoweldge of issues in their communities.

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.