Regional Partnerships

Connecting resources with local solutions. More than 70 community leaders make up 11 Regional Councils representing all 64 Colorado counties.  Since 2003 the Councils have invested nearly $14.8 million in their home communities.

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The Big Picture

What are the needs and how can communities address those needs?  With an eye toward increasing impact and establishing deep-rooted connections throughout the entire state, the Foundation created a network designed to assist in this process. The Regional Partnerships are comprised of community leaders who form Regional Councils representing all 64 counties in Colorado to advise El Pomar's Trustees and recommend grants, which impact the greatest needs in their home communities.

The Details

Our Regional Council Members come from all walks of life and represent the business, nonprofit, and public sectors. These community leaders provide firsthand information about the needs in their own communities. Each Council Member comes to El Pomar with an established record of community engagement and involvement, including college presidents, elected officials, newspaper publishers, nonprofit executives, and more. They provide the kind of insight that can only come from living, working, and volunteering at a local level. The Regional Councils provide direct grant recommendations to the Trustees with potential for a combined annual impact of more than $2 million.

Regional Resources

2017 Kids Count in Colorado 2017 Foundation Giving in Colorado Research Report on Foster Care in the San Luis Valley 2016 Foundation Giving in Colorado 2015 Foundation Giving in Colorado