Two local nonprofits to receive El Pomar awards

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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.