About Us

Our Mission

Listening first, LOR works with rural communities in the Mountain West to enhance livability and prosperity while preserving the character that makes each community unique.

Where We Work

Today, we are working with residents and organizations in Taos County, New Mexico; Lander, Wyoming; Cortez, Colorado; and we are opening an office in Montana and in a second Colorado community later this year.

Our work is place-based and driven by a community’s vision for its future. With offices across the Mountain West, our local roots help us elevate the rural voice and improve quality of life across the region.

What We Do

We support projects that can have an immediate, measurable impact because we believe that many small actions can create lasting change. Our work focuses on solutions that improve quality of life across a broad range of issues—the economy, education, engagement, environment, health, housing, transportation, and water.

LOR hires local program officers to regularly engage with residents who have ideas for how to improve their towns. Then, LOR helps turn those ideas into action with funding and other resources. We work with individuals, local government, nonprofits, businesses, and other organizations to advance projects, policies, and partnerships that benefit rural communities.

Let’s start a conversation about how we can help.

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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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