The LOR name stands for livability, opportunity and responsibility. These values guide our grantmaking to enhance livability and quality of life in the Intermountain West.

Our approach is unique. We partner with rural communities to support their vision for livability—by protecting the landscape and improving access to nature, recreation, clean water, transportation options, cultural experiences, and economic stability.

We call it community-driven conservation—helping communities bring together the resources and experts to execute the right mix of innovative and sustainable solutions that match their needs.

“It says a lot when a foundation like the LOR Foundation is willing to invest in a small community. It shows me that they care about the growth of America in small towns.” – Kate McAlister, President and CEO, Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce