El Pomar says grant funding of $49,000 will support the work of nonprofits in southeast Colorado.

El Pomar Trustees approved grant allocations to five nonprofit organizations in the southeast region at the foundation’s July trustees meeting. Through the foundation’s grant making process, several area organizations will receive funding.

Locally, Trinidad Community Foundation received $1,500 for general operating costs.

In La Junta, their La Junta Kids Rodeo, Inc. received $5,000 for a grandstand canopy. Pueblo Zoological Society of Pueblo was given $2,500 in general operating support. Additionally, United Way of Pueblo County Colorado, Inc. received $15,000 in general operating support.

Since 2003, El Pomar’s Regional Partnerships program has also provided support to eleven regions statewide, representing all 64 counties, led by more than 70 community leaders on regional councils, in an effort to increase impact and establish connections across the entire state.

Over the last 80 years, El Pomar has presented Trustee merit grants and has either developed or been entrusted with the stewardship of a number of other funds, including the Wildland Fire Fund, which assists with immediate emergency needs of volunteer firefighting agencies and first responders throughout Colorado.

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