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Solutions and resources in the Land of Enchantment.

A Unique AmeriCorps Program Provides Taos Nonprofits with Local Staff

As Taos nonprofits confronted staff shortages, nine organizations teamed up to pursue federal funding that provides relief to the community-serving organizations.

Firewood for Taos County Seniors

With winter on the horizon and a surplus of wood on hand, local organizations connect elderly Taos County residents with the firewood they need.

Art and Essays, Shaped by Water

Through its Acequia Aquí series, the Paseo Project shares the legacy—and fragility—of the historic waterways that once brought life to Taos’ fields, gardens, and orchards.

Baling (and Building) in Taos

When the Town of Taos stopped recycling plastic, a group of locals created an innovative solution: turning waste into walls. With a little help from the LOR Foundation, they’re poised to make a dent in the overflowing plastic.

Creating E-Commerce for Small Business

Informed by the experiences of five Taos businesses, this handbook can help rural merchants launch online stores.

Wood Processor
San Cristobal’s Community Woodlot

This northern New Mexico village’s new firewood processor will help build an economy around forest health and support essential community programs.

Census takers in PPE
Census Instagrants

As communities across the rural Mountain West race the clock to ensure a complete census count, the LOR Foundation commits $100,000 in Instagrant™ funding to help them.

Questa Lodging

A revolving loan fund helps legacy families fix and rent their historic homes, adds affordable housing, creates jobs, and draws-in newcomers to the community.

Taos HIVE

Offering career training, small business support, and wrap-around services, HIVE garners national attention as it applies for federal funding and helps a rural economy go digital.

Windows on the Future

An art exhibition in Taos brought life and vibrancy back to main street during the worst of the pandemic—and the tradition will continue in a new space today.

Share An Idea

If you have an idea for improving quality of life in Lander, Wyoming, Taos or Questa, New Mexico, or Cortez, Colorado, use this form to start a conversation with us.

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