We recognize COVID-19 impacts everyone and is changing how we live in many ways. LOR knows that this is an unprecedented time and the challenges facing rural communities are unique. If you have an innovative idea to help your community and you are a resident of Taos County, New Mexico, or Lander, Wyoming, please contact us.
What We Do
LOR listens first to understand the issues people are facing and the solutions they believe will work. Communities know the path for their future, we just help them get there.
We fund solutions and accelerate ideas. Our approach is always purposeful and always personal. Showing up in the ways our communities need us to when they need us to.
Share and Connect
We share what we learn about challenges and solutions and connect communities with advocates, experts, and other funders to amplify impact and quality of life across the region.
LOR looks to the community to define both the problems that need fixing and the solutions that address them. Those solutions don’t have be huge to be effective. Among some of the work we’ve helped support: a home repair program that allows longterm Questa, New Mexico, homeowners to renovate their houses and rent them at affordable rates to nearby workers; a digital platform that connects volunteers in Lander, Wyoming, to people or organizations in need of help during COVID-19; 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.
We work to enhance livability in the rural Mountain West. We view every community engagement as an opportunity to help. We believe we have a responsibility to listen first and explore local solutions to local problems.
Send Us a Message
We are always looking to grow our network of organizations, funders and leaders at the local, regional and national level. Reach out to get involved in our work. Please note, LOR does not accept funding requests through the website.