Supporting Prosperity and
Preserving Character

LOR partners with rural communities in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico

Our Approach

What We Do

Accelerate Ideas

People have a vision for the future of their community. We listen first. Then co-create solutions to everyday problems and share the insights with others.

Elevate the rural voice

LOR collaborates with advocates, experts, and other philanthropies to extend our reach and bring rural perspectives to national attention.

Measure Impact

We use an evidence-based approach that continuously informs how we partner with communities to improve quality-of-life and build on local assets.

Taos County, New Mexico

How We Help

We provide expertise, make connections and support projects that allow towns to thrive. Together with communities, we identify challenges and find solutions to increase prosperity in the region. Today, that means we revitalize main streets, protect clean water supplies, preserve agricultural land and open space, and improve access to the outdoors and recreation. We’re here to help.

Learn how LOR is helping Taos County adapt to life with wildfire

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$50,000 Awarded to Taos Nonprofits

From July 17 – September 10, 2019, Geocachers discovered caches and posted pictures to social media each week for a chance to win $1,000 to donate to a nonprofit partner. At the end of the #expLORe Taos GeoTour campaign, four Geocachers who completed the GeoTour and found all 10 caches, were selected to award $5,000 each to one of our nonprofit partners.

The campaign is over, but the adventure continues through July 16, 2020. Learn what makes Taos special. Learn more about the campaign and our partners.

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Who We Are

We live and work in the rural communities we serve. There's a personal connection to the culture and people, the opportunities and landscape. That’s why we know what it means to be rural. We get it.

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