Recently El Pomar trustees approved $10,000 allocated to two nonprofit organizations in the San Juan region:
• Blue Sage Center -- $5,000 for the Arts for All program; competitive.
• Tri-County Health Network -- $5,000 in general operating support; competitive.
Founded by Spencer and Julie Penrose in 1937, El Pomar Foundation has an established legacy of general purpose grant making. The competitive process remains the foundation's primary vehicle for organizations to receive funding. Additionally, over the last 80 years, El Pomar has either developed or been entrusted with the stewardship of a number of other funds. Competitive applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
In an effort to increase impact and establish connections across the entire state, the regional partnerships program was established in 2003. Each of the foundation's 11 regional councils advises El Pomar trustees and recommends grants to help support its communities. For more information, visit www.elpomar.org/grant-making/el-pomar-funds/.