Jan 15, 2010 9:59 PM by Greg Boyce
El Pomar Foundation trustees announced Friday grants totalling $50,000 to Colorado-based nonprofit organizations working to help earthquake-ravaged Haiti.
The grants include:
$25,000 to Compassion International (Colorado Springs)
$15,000 to The Colorado Haiti Project (Louisville)
$10,000 to The American Red Cross Mile High Chapter (Denver)
"A disaster of this magnitude, even if it takes places thousands of miles of away, touches all of us," said El Pomar Foundation Chairman Bill Hybl. "Many organizations in Colorado are working to help those in need and the trustees feel it is important to support the work being done in our state to provide relief on an international scale."
El Pomar Foundation, based in Colorado Springs, is one of the largest and oldest private foundations in the Rocky Mountain West.