2018 Annual Report
Learn more about El Pomar's activities and grant making in 2018.Learn More
Enhance, encourage and promote the current and future well-being of the people of Colorado. Established in 1937, El Pomar's mission is based on the values of Julie and Spencer Penrose.learn more
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.Learn More
A private general purpose foundation El Pomar accepts applications from 501(c)3 organizations serving the state of Colorado in the areas of arts and culture, civic and community initiatives, education, health, and human services.
Available free of charge to 501(c)3 nonprofits and governmental equivalents. Built on the site of the Dixon Apple Orchard, the Penroses' historic home is open for strategic meetings, seminars, and trainings.
El Pomar Nonprofit Executive Leadership Program (NELP) trains nonprofit CEOs and executive directors to effectively manage and lead extraordinary nonprofit organizations.
El Pomar’s Internship Program provides a unique summer experience for continuing undergraduate students. Interns receive an introduction to the nonprofit sector and an opportunity to develop professional interests and skills.
El Pomar's programs are all different, but each was created with the same goal in mind: to support leadership and community development beyond grantmaking.
To get a sense of what it takes to be a loyal, local funder, The Philanthropy Roundtable spoke with friends and members, including Cathy Robbins of El Pomar Foundation.
Congratulations to Corey Baron, Fellowship Class of 2017, as she heads on to New Haven, Connecticut to pursue an MBA at the Yale School of Management. Although it is disappointing to see Corey's kind and passionate presence leave the Foundation, her inteligence and determination will thrive through her continued studies.
Celebrating #InternationalSelfieDay with Spencer Penrose and some of our summer interns!
This week, the Northwest Regional Council met at Colorado Mountain College in Grand Junction to discuss their funding focus area and efforts for continued engagement in the region.
Congratulations to Haley Ballenger, Fellowship Classs of 2017, as she moves to Seattle to start her new job with Kaiser Permanente. Haley's constant support, gentle insight and warmth will be missed around El Pomar, but her dedication, kindness and commitment to serve others will shine in her new role.