Colorado Springs-based philanthropic organization donates $25,000 to SolCenter building in Summit County

This rending shows what the proposed Sol Center at Alta Verde will look like. It will contain space for both Family & Intercultural Resource Center and Building Hope Summit County on the McCain property in Breckenridge.
Allen-Guerra Architecture/Courtesy image

The El Pomar Foundation, a philanthropic organization based in Colorado Springs, has donated $25,000 to the Family & Intercultural Resource Center as it seeks a new base of operations. 

The resource center, in partnership with the mental health nonprofit Building Hope, is building a new facility to house both organizations’ services. Set to be constructed near the Alta Verde workforce neighborhood in Breckenridge, the roughly 18,000-square-foot SolCenter building could be open by fall 2025. 

Projected costs for the center recently jumped 20%, with cost hikes attributed to inflation, supply chain issues and a lack of specialized contractors in the county, according to nonprofit leaders. 

The full cost is now expected to be around $13.4 million. 

The foundation’s funding was part of more than $107,000 in donations to High Country organizations including to the Eagle Valley Community Foundation and Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley.

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