Council Member Spotlight: Gina Cimino and Dana Duran

Southeast Regional Council Member Gina Cimino and Northwest Regional Council Member Dana Duran discuss their involvement in youth services and revitalization efforts happening in the cities of Trinidad and Craig, respectively.

by El Pomar Foundation, the April 12, 2023, 5:19 p.m.

Cementing a Legacy: The Origins of El Pomar Foundation

Our work today would not be possible without the Spencer and Julie Penrose's visionary charter in 1937. To honor our 85th anniversary, we are looking back to better understand how the couple made El Pomar Foundation possible.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Feb. 13, 2023, 4:23 p.m.

A New Place to Call Home

1st Year Fellow Abigail Hernandez shares how she developed a sense of place and community in Colorado Springs.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Jan. 27, 2023, 8:19 a.m.

Philanthropy is About Supporting Those Around You

Rachel Moody, Class of 2022 intern, wrote a blog post about her experiences with philanthropic work throughout her life and how they have shaped her decisions and world view.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Jan. 3, 2023, 9:10 a.m.

The Importance of Peer Leadership

1st Year Fellow, Ben Garfield, recently wrote a blog reflecting on his high school experience and the importance of peer leadership.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Dec. 27, 2022, 10:17 a.m.

Grant Partner Spotlight: Huerfano County Youth Services

Huerfano County Youth Services, otherwise known as the Sangre de Cristo Center for Youth, is one of four grantees of the Southeast Regional Council in the area of youth mental health resiliency. The persistence and dedication of grant partners like Sangre de Cristo Center for Youth are the lifeblood of the Regional Partnerships program, and especially the Southeast Regional Council and its focus on youth mental health and resiliency.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Dec. 12, 2022, 4:56 p.m.

Understanding The Landscape of Youth Mental Health Support in the San Luis Valley

In 2021, the Colorado Children’s Hospital declared a state of emergency in youth mental health in Colorado, leading the San Luis Valley Regional Council to complete a Youth Mental Health Landscape Analysis in 2022. The Council, with the support of El Pomar staff, compiled a list of organizations, funders and government agencies working to address youth mental health.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Dec. 12, 2022, 4:38 p.m.

Takeaways from the Central Peaks Regional Council’s Youth Mental Health Panel

The Central Peaks Regional Council met with youth mental health experts to discuss the most pressing issues in the region and how organizations are addressing these issues and gaps in funding and services. One recurring theme of discussion was isolation and connection.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Dec. 12, 2022, 4:24 p.m.

The Power of Community Involvement

In our this blog post, 2022 Intern, Brayhan Reveles, shares the value of involving local communities in efforts to make change.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Dec. 8, 2022, 1:46 p.m.

Restored Sense of Connection to Colorado

In this blog, we learn about first year Fellow, Ashley Bryant's experiencing serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA at an international nonprofit, Amigos de las Américas.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Dec. 5, 2022, 12:56 p.m.

Statewide 2022: A Look into Community Well-being

Each year, El Pomar Foundation’s Regional Partnerships program convenes its regional council members and other philanthropic leaders at its Statewide meeting to network, learn about and discuss key issues affecting the state.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Nov. 28, 2022, 9:05 a.m.

James Balog Invites us to Examine our Relationship with Nature

On November 1, Colorado College, Colorado Springs Downtown Partnerships, The Nature Conservancy of Colorado and El Pomar Foundation's Pikes Peak Heritage Series brought world-renowned photographer James Balog to Colorado Springs to speak about his most recent work, The Human Element.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Nov. 21, 2022, 1:52 p.m.

Wildland Fire Fund- 20 Years in the Making

In 2022, El Pomar Foundation is recognizing 20 years of its Wildland Fire Fund. The Fund assists with the immediate emergency needs of volunteer fire fighting agencies and first responders throughout the state, as well as Search and Rescue and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) departments to help procure proper and necessary equipment.

by El Pomar Foundation, the Nov. 21, 2022, 1:07 p.m.

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