El Pomar's $1 Million Gift to Help Colorado Nonprofits Through Tough Times
August 27, 2009, The Gazette — Thursday’s mail held a bona fide surprise for 25 Colorado Springs-area nonprofit organizations: an unsolicited and unexpected donation from El Pomar Foundation.
The Colorado Springs-based philanthropic organization, created by gold miner Spencer Penrose in 1937, is handing out $1 million in emergency appropriations to 115 statewide agencies that serve those in need. The 25 recipients in the Pikes Peak region were awarded a total of $335,000 to assist clients with basic necessities, such as clothing, food and housing. Nonprofits that help children and adults who have been abused or who are addicts also received grants.
Read more about Spencer Penrose's donation.