El Pomar approves $55,000 to SLV nonprofits


COLORADO SPRINGS — Grant funding of $55,000 will support the work of nonprofit organizations in the San Luis Valley region.

El Pomar Trustees approved grant allocations to two nonprofit organizations in the San Luis Valley region at the Foundation’s February Trustees meeting. Through the Foundation’s grant process, the following organizations were awarded grants:

  • Care and Share, Inc. of Colorado Springs —$50,000 for Alamosa distribution center; regional council
  • Creede Repertory Theatre, Inc. — $5,000 for LED lights in the Ruth Theatre; competitive

Founded by Spencer and Julie Penrose in 1937, El Pomar Foundation has an established legacy of general-purpose grant making throughout the state of Colorado. The competitive process remains the Foundation’s primary vehicle for organizations to receive funding, which accepts applications on a rolling basis.

Additionally, over the last 80 years, El Pomar has either developed or been entrusted with the stewardship of several other funds, as well as presenting Trustee merit grants.

To increase impact and establish connections across the entire state, the Regional Partnerships program was established in 2003. Each of the Foundation’s eleven regional councils advises El Pomar Trustees and recommends grants to help support its communities.

The San Luis Valley Regional Council recommends grants in Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande and Saguache counties. Council members are regional leaders in the business, nonprofit and public sectors and provide first-hand information about current needs in their communities.

To view a full listing of El Pomar’s funds and grant making areas, visit their website at www.elpomar.org/grant-making/.