How We Help
Our community officers are locals who are well-connected to their towns. 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 program launched by a gallery owner in Cortez, Colorado, that helps artists experiencing homelessness create and sell art; and an innovative project in Taos, New Mexico, that turns plastic that would otherwise end up in landfills into building materials.
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 Cortez or Monte Vista, Colorado; Lander, Wyoming; Libby, Montana; Questa or Taos, New Mexico; or Weiser, Idaho, use this form to start a conversation with us.