How We Help
Our program officers are locals who are well-connected to the community. That lets us become aware of trending issues early, so we can act fast to bring residents’ ideas to life.
We’re like a start-up accelerator for community-driven ideas. Our goal is to be nimble, moving quickly to help solve problems communities have identified as priorities. Sometimes that help is funding, and sometimes it’s simply connecting people and organizations with resources—and to each other.
We share what we learn and unite communities with advocates, experts, and other funders to amplify impact and quality of life across the Mountain West.
LOR looks to the community to define and prioritize solutions that improve livability. Those solutions don’t have to be huge to be effective. Among some of the work we’ve supported: a home repair program that helps long-term Questa, New Mexico, homeowners renovate their houses and rent them at affordable rates to nearby workers; a digital platform that connects volunteers in Lander, Wyoming, to those in need of help; a coworking space in Taos, New Mexico, that also serves as a small business incubator and adult education center.
Who We Are
LOR is a private foundation. Our name shares our values: livability, opportunity and responsibility.Meet The Team
Share An Idea
If you have an idea for improving quality of life in Lander, Wyoming, Taos or Questa, New Mexico, use this form to start a conversation with us.