El Pomar Trustees award grants worth $165K to High Country nonprofits | SummitDaily.com

El Pomar Trustees award grants worth $165K to High Country nonprofits

Laura Champe, left, poses for a photo with Andrea, whom Champe was paired up with through the Summit County Mountain Mentors program. El Pomar Trustees has announced it awarded Summit County Mountain Mentors a $10,000 grant to boost the nonprofit’s mentoring program.
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El Pomar Trustees has announced approving $165,000 for 10 nonprofit organizations spread out across the High Country, including some that work out of Summit County. Through the foundation’s grant processes, the following organizations were awarded:

• Keystone Policy Center — $5,000 to support the Colorado High Country Sustainability Collaborative

• Summit County Mountain Mentors — $10,000 toward their mentoring program

• Lake County Build a Generation — $75,000 in general operating support

• YouthPower365 — $30,000 over three years to support the PwrHrs extended learning program

• Mountain Valley Health Centers — $25,000 for the new Basalt Integrated Health Center

• Mountain Valley Horse Rescue — $5,000 for the direct care of equines

• Eagle Valley Land Trust — $5,000 in general operating support

• Eagle County Historical Society — $5,000 to preserve the Hannewald Barn

• Advocates for Victims of Assault, Inc.—$2,500 in general operating support

• Catholic Health Initiatives of Colorado Foundation—$2,500 to support home health and hospice services

El Pomar Foundation was founded by Spencer and Julie Penrose in 1937. In an effort to increase the impact and connections across the state, a Regional Partnerships program was established in 2003, and each of the foundation’s 11 regional councils advises El Pomar Trustees and recommends grants to help support the community. The High Country Regional Council recommends grants in Clear Creek, Eagle, Lake, Pitkin, and Summit counties.

For more about the grants, go to ElPomar.org/grant-making/el-pomar-funds .

Editor’s note: Some of the figures were incorrectly reported in an earlier version of this article. They have been updated to reflect the correct amounts.

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