Grant Making

El Pomar is a general purpose foundation that contributes more than $20 million annually

through grants to nonprofit organizations and government equivalents across Colorado


New Grants System

The Grants Department is excited to announce the launch of our new grant application and reporting system on November 1, 2016.

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Contact Us

Please call the Grants Department at: 


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Upcoming Board of Trustees Meetings

  • July 12, 2017
  • October 1, 2017
  • December 13, 2017
  • Please note, we accept competitive applications on a rolling basis.
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Central City Opera House, Central City, CO

Am I Eligible?

Your organization is eligible to apply for a grant from El Pomar Foundation if:

  • It is an active 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization
  • Its activities take place in Colorado
  • If requesting capital support, your request is less than $100,000

Review the grant guidelines and eligibility requirements 

How To Apply

You can apply for a grant online.  Be sure to have: 

  • The name and address of your organization and contact information for the CEO/Executive Director
  • Concise statements describing your request
  • Your organization's three (3) most recent years of audited financial statements

Review the full list of required application materials

Apply Now!

El Pomar's Funds

El Pomar offers several funds, including the:

  • Ackerman Fund
  • Hambrick Fund
  • Wildland Fire Fund


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Final Report

A final report is required when all grant funds have been expended.  This report provides the opportunity to communicate the achievements and challenges related to the grant your organization received.

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Grant Search

Search by organization, county, city, key word, or funding area – arts and culture, civic and community, education, health, and human service

Recent News

Action Requested: Grants System Transition

All current grantees and organizations who would like to apply must register their organization in the new system

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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!

@ElPomarFdtn • July 20

We're excited to have Kincaid Hoffman from @whitmancollege join El Pomar Foundation's family in the 2017 Fellowship…

@ElPomarFdtn • July 19

From @ColoradoCollege, we'd like to welcome Morgan Harrison to the Fellowship Class of 2017!

@ElPomarFdtn • July 17

We'd like to welcome Corey Baron, a @ColoradoCollege alum, to El Pomar Foundation's 2017 Fellowship Class!

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