Supporting Prosperity and
Preserving Character

LOR helps communities in the Mountain West take the lead to enhance their quality of life.

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.

Our Approach

What We Do

Listen Locally

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.

Activate Solutions

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.

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.

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