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’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.
In partnership with The Gazette, Colorado Springs’s daily newspaper, El Pomar helps facilitate this fundraising campaign that has raised over $1 million dollars annually for the past nine years.
Emerging Leaders Development equips ethnic minorities already engaged in their own communities with the training to broaden their impact on the community at-large.
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.
The successful renovation of a once-derelict building received the Colorado's most prestigious award for historic preservation