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
Nonprofit Executive Leadership Program
This program is for nonprofit executive directors, presidents, and CEOs e who are leading Colorado-based organizations with operating budgets of more than $750,000. Apply now to participate in this valuable session!NELP
The Regional Partnerships are comprised of community leaders who form Regional Councils across the state to advise El Pomar's trustees and recommend grants.Regional Partnerships
The Challenge Foundation helps hard-working students break the cycle of poverty through educationRead Their Story
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.
The Nonprofit Executive Leadership Program is for nonprofit executive directors, presidents, and CEOs who are leading Colorado-based organizations with operating budgets $750,000+
The Forum contributes to the civic health of the Pikes Peak Region through panels, seminars and lectures about key local and state issues.
Recognizes outstanding Colorado nonprofit organizations and community leaders for their extraordinary support of Colorado.
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.
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We're happy to be welcoming back Antonio Huerta, a former 2016 summer intern and Colorado State University-Pueblo alum, to the 2017 Fellowship Class!
"If you take yourself too seriously, it can be very difficult to learn in those environments. This is the perfect opportunity for you to grow without risk of failure. There's so much potential if you're willing to go out and get it." #tbt to the groundbreaking of the U.S. Olympic Museum. Julia Lawton was an integral part of the U.S. Olympic Museum team during her time with the Fellowship, and we wish her the best as she continues to support the City For Champions vision as the museum's executive administrative coordinator!
Originally from Fort Collins, we’re excited to welcome Kincaid Hoffman back from Walla Walla, Washington and into the Fellowship Class of 2017!
A San Diego native turned Colorado transplant by way of Colorado College, we'd like to welcome Morgan Harrison to the El Pomar family!
@ElPomarFdtn • July 21
A big welcome back to Antonio Huerta, who interned with us last summer, to the Fellowship Class of 2017! https://t.co/k7i894B4RI
@ElPomarFdtn • July 20
@ElPomarFdtn • July 19