El Pomar provides $1.4 million in grants, fire relief

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The trustees of the El Pomar Foundation recently approved 90 grants totaling $1.4 million. The grants represent 27 counties in Colorado.

Nearly 50 of the grants were in the Pikes Peak region, including several to area fire stations and nonprofits aiding in the Waldo Canyon fire relief.

The local recipients:

- American Heart Association, $10,000 for sponsoring the 30th anniversary Heart Ball.

- Catholic Charities of Colorado Springs, $50,000 for general operating support.

- Colorado Springs Community Ventures, $50,000 for the cost of a study for a USOC Olympic Museum.

- Colorado Springs Sports Corp, $140,000 for general operating support.

- Colorado Springs Together, $50,000 for support for the Waldo Canyon fire.

- Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Association, $10,000 for program support for Mozart String and Chamber Music.

- Community Partnership for Child Development, $5,000 to support the preschool program at Fort Carson.

- LULAC National Education Service Center, $10,000 for STAR program in Colorado Springs.

- Speed T & F, $10,000 for general operating support

- Urban Peak, Colorado Springs, $10,000 for general operating support

Wildland fire grants

- Black Forest Fire Rescue Protection District, $10,000 to purchase wildland gear.

- American Red Cross, $25,000 for sheltering operations for people displaced by fires.

- Boys and Girls Club of the Pikes Peak Region, $20,000 to provide day care services for the children of families displaced or evacuated by fire.

- Broadmoor Fire Protection District, $20,000 to buy a utility vehicle and other wildland fire equipment, and $8,125 to provide additional security during the evening to deter arson threats in the Broadmoor area.

- Care and Share Inc., $5,000 for food for people displaced by fires.

- Cascade Fire Department, $5,000 for volunteer operations and support equipment.

- Catholic Charities, $10,000 to support efforts to feed people displaced by the fire.

- City of Fountain Fire Department, $2,000 to purchase five fire shelters.

- Community Cupboard of Woodland Park, $5,000 for food and support to firefighters and residents displaced by fire.

- Donald Wescott Fire Protection District, $5,000 for volunteer operations and support equipment.

- El Paso County Sheriff, $20,000 to purchase two utility trucks and $10,000 for operating expenses for the fire.

- Fort Carson Army Community Services, $5,000 for support and supplies for military evacuees of the Waldo Canyon Fire.

- Goodwill Industries, $10,000 for vouchers to be distributed to evacuees of the fire to purchase clothing and goods to replace items lost in the fire.

- Green Mountain Falls and Chipita Park Volunteer Fire Department, $5,000 for supplies and equipment.

- Hanover Fire Department, $5,000 for personal protective equipment.

- Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, $2,500 to house small animals displaced by fire.

- Manitou Springs Fire Department, $10,000 to buy personal protective equipment.

- Mountain Communities Fire District, $2,000 to buy personal protective equipment.

- National Homeland Defense Foundation, $5,000 for a fund to support the Peterson Airman Family Readiness Services and the military evacuees.

- Northeast Teller County Fire Protection District, $7,500 to buy personal protective equipment and fire shelters.

- Northern Churches Care Inc., $5,000 for food and supplies for evacuees of the fire.

- Palmer Lake Fire Department Protective Association, $20,000 for purchase of two utility vehicles.

- Peak Vista Community Health Centers Foundation, $12,000 for equipment and supplies for emergency clinics in El Paso and Teller Counties.

- Pikes Peak Firefighters Association, $5,000 for food and supplies to firefighters.

- Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Foundation, $7,500 for expenses associated with sheltering large animals displaced by fire.

- Pikes Peak United Way, $125,000 for the Waldo Canyon Fire Victims Assistance Fund.

- Rocky Mountain Health Care Services, $10,000 for sheltering individuals and animals.

- The Salvation Army, Colorado Springs, $10,000 for mobile feeding of firefighters during the fire.

- Southwest Highway 115 Fire Protection District, $20,000 to purchase two trucks.

- Teller County Regional Animal Shelter, $2,500 for sheltering animals during the fire.

- Tri-County Fire Protection District, $600 for personal protective equipment.

-Tri Lakes Cares, $5,000 for food and supplies for fire evacuees.

- YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region, $15,000 to support firefighters and evacuees.

- 4-mile Fire Protection District, $5,000 to purchase 10 new fire shelters.