Community Solutions

Health Lander’s Little Free Pantry

With food insecurity growing amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, an accessible and free pantry is helping to alleviate hunger.

Housing The Soldier’s House

Using a Habitat for Humanity model, a small Wyoming group coordinates volunteer crews to help repair veterans’ homes.

Census takers in PPE
Engagement 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.

Housing 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.

Economy 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.

Economy Windows on the Future

An art exhibition in Taos brings life and vibrancy back to main street.

Economy Business Alive

Ten local businesses are paired with web developers to launch or improve their e-commerce capability to adapt to COVID-19.

Engagement Lander Connected

An emerging platform helps volunteers to address food security, shelter, access to masks, and meet other community needs during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

Environment Trails and Transformation

Farmers and outdoor enthusiasts partner to build trails for recreation and economic growth in the San Luis Valley.

Water Forged by Fire

Unexpected alliances help Taoseños protect drinking water, vital food sources, and adapt to life with wildfires.

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