Anna Keesling Ackerman Fund Grants

El Pomar Foundation

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit College / University

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program, General Operating Expense

Location of project: Counties in Colorado: El Paso County, Teller County

Location of residency: Counties in Colorado: El Paso County, Teller County

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About this funder:



NOTE: Grant applications are typically reviewed twice annually, in the spring and at the end of the year. 

Mission: Support nonprofit organizations serving the Pikes Peak region, with a specific focus on organizations working in arts and culture, civic and community initiatives, education, health and human services.

History: The Anna Keesling Ackerman Fund seeks to continue the charitable intent of Mr. Jasper D. Ackerman, who supported numerous charitable organizations and causes throughout the Pikes Peak region. 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) tax status serving the Pikes Peak region (El Paso and Teller counties)  are eligible to apply for funding.


  • The Foundation does not accept grant applications for grant support to:
    • Other foundations or nonprofits that distribute money to recipients of its own selection 
    • Endowments 
    • Individuals
    • Organizations that practice discrimination of any kind 
    • Organizations that do not have fiscal responsibility for the proposed project 
    • Organizations that do not have an active 501(c)(3) nonprofit IRS determination letter 
    • Camps, camp programs, or other seasonal activities 
    • Religious organizations for support of religious programs 
    • Cover deficits or debt elimination 
    • Cover travel, conferences, conventions, group meetings, or seminars 
    • Influence legislation or support candidates for political office 
    • Produce videos or other media projects 
    • Fund research projects or studies 
    • Primary or secondary schools (K-12). El Pomar will consider, on a limited basis, capital requests from nonpublicly funded secondary schools