We work with people in rural places to improve quality of life.

How We Help

Listen Locally

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.

Act Quickly

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.

Share Widely

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.

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.

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