Two local organizations will receive awards during the El Pomar Foundation’s Awards for Excellence presentation Tuesday.
Both nonprofits – Homeward Pikes Peak and the Myron Stratton Consortium – are finalists and guaranteed to receive $7,500.
Thirty-three organizations in Colorado will receive awards. During the ceremony, Nov. 9 at The Broadmoor, the winners in 11 categories will be announced. Winners receive $15,000. In addition, one of the finalists will be named the Spencer and Julie Penrose Award winner for outstanding nonprofit of the year. The Penrose Award winner receives $50,000.
More than $400,000 will be awarded. Several individuals will also be honored for their contributions to the nonprofit community.
Colorado Springs-based El Pomar annually recognizes the state’s highest performing nonprofit organizations.
Since its inception in 1989, El Pomar’s Awards for Excellence program has awarded more than $4.8 million grants to more than 400 different nonprofit organizations throughout the state.