Engagement | LOR Foundation

Engagement

Solutions and stories covering how locals voice their opinions, exchange information, and contribute to the community’s future.

Solution Young Taoseños Get Involved in Community Decisions by Digging Into Local Politics
Local Champion:
TK1
Date funded:
May 23, 2022
Grant Amount:
$30,000
Story Cortez Restores an Essential Community Gathering Space

Nearly a quarter century after it first opened, the Lewis-Arriola Community Center needed a little love to remain an essential community asset. With a little help from the LOR and others, the volunteer-run gathering space is ready for the next generation of celebrants.

Story Cortez’s Southside Garden Grows Greens and Community

The new community garden's 11 plots, supported with funding from LOR, will be ready for planting this spring.

Solution New Computer Stations at Cortez Library Increase Visitation
Local Champion:
Onward! A Legacy Foundation
Date funded:
October 30, 2021
Grant Amount:
$22,404
Solution Connecting Cortez: Spreading the Word About a Local Events Calendar
Local Champion:
The Daily Zu
Date funded:
October 15, 2021
Grant Amount:
$8,298
Story Bringing Lander’s VFW Post 954 Back to Life—And to the Community

After decades of use without major renovation, VFW Post 954 was showing its age. Here’s how its local leadership—with support from LOR—created a space that the entire Lander community can use.

Solution Muralist Turns Portable Classroom into Point of Pride at Central Wyoming College
Local Champion:
Central Wyoming College
Date funded:
June 18, 2021
Grant Amount:
$1,000
Solution Volunteers Award Handmade Quilts to Veterans
Local Champion:
Lander Veterans Quilts of Valor
Date funded:
June 11, 2021
Grant Amount:
$4,997
Solution Performing Artists Tackle Community Grief Head On
Local Champion:
Communal Pancake
Date funded:
June 5, 2021
Grant Amount:
$4,919
Solution Hand-printed Shirts Help Promote Lander Art District
Local Champion:
Lander Art District
Date funded:
May 10, 2021
Grant Amount:
$298

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