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El Pomar Nonprofit Resource Center

About Us

The El Pomar Nonprofit Resource Center (EPNRC) is located in the Carnegie Library at Penrose Library. Funding for the EPNRC is provided by the Pikes Peak Library District and a grant from the El Pomar Foundation. The EPNRC is a Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center. The Funding Information Network is comprised of libraries, community foundations, NGOs, and nonprofit resource centers in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, plus a dozen other countries.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 1 – 5 p.m.

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Online Resources

The El Pomar Nonprofit Resource Center offers free access to nonprofit databases, including the Foundation Directory Online and the Colorado Grants Guide. EPNRC staff have also compiled a list of nonprofit websites covering seeking grants, information on grant proposal writing, fundraising, nonprofit management topics, and more.

Print Resources

The EPNRC print collection includes the following titles:

  • The Foundation Directory
  • The Foundation 1000
  • Foundation Grants to Individuals
  • Guide to U.S. Foundations, Their Trustees, Officers, and Donors
  • The Foundation Center's Guide to Proposal Writing
  • National Directory of Corporate Giving
  • National Directory of Grantmaking Public Charities
  • How to Write Successful Fundraising Letters
  • Grantseeker’s Toolkit

Visit the El Pomar Nonprofit Resource Center in the Penrose Carnegie Library to browse the entire collection.


  • Specially trained staff to assist local nonprofit organizations.
  • Free training sessions and workshops.

For more information regarding the El Pomar Nonprofit Resource Center, please contact us or call (719) 531-6333 x2335.



The Pikes Peak Library District actually houses the El Pomar Nonprofit Resource Center (EPNRC) at the Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. The EPNRC has books and resources on a variety of nonprofit topics, such as board management, grant writing, and social media. Here is a link to additional information You can also find a list of the EPNRC workshops at this link The workshops offered at the library are free, but registration is required and that information is included with each class listed.

Finally, as the El Pomar Nonprofit Resource Center Librarian, I am available to meet with you to answer specific questions you may have. My email address is

Tammy Sayles, MLIS
El Pomar Nonprofit Resource Center Librarian

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We have a lot of resources, both in print and electronically, to help with starting a nonprofit in Colorado. I am also available to schedule a one on one meeting to talk to anyone about our resources. I can be reached at to set up a time to meet.

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