Three Moffat County organizations receive funding from El Pomar Foundation |

Three Moffat County organizations receive funding from El Pomar Foundation

Craig Press staff report

CRAIG — Three local organizations received support after the El Pomar Foundation Board of Trustees approved a $200,000 allocation to 14 nonprofit organizations in the northwest region during the Foundation’s September and December trustees meetings.

Memorial Regional Health Foundation will receive $30,000 toward construction of its medical office building, and Connections4Kids was awarded $2,500 in general operating support. Both grants were awarded through a competitive process.

“The competitive process remains the foundation’s primary vehicle for organizations to receive funding,” El Pomar wrote in a news release.

In addition, the Boys & Girls Club of Northwest Colorado received a regional merit award of $5,000 in general operating support.

“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. Applications for regional council grants and regional merit grants are accepted by invitation only,” according to the news release.

Founded by Spencer and Julie Penrose in 1937, El Pomar Foundation has an established legacy of general purpose grantmaking. El Pomar contributes approximately $22 million annually through grants and community stewardship programs to support Colorado nonprofit organizations involved in health, human services, education, arts and humanities, and civic and community initiatives.

To view a full listing of El Pomar’s funds and grantmaking areas, visit