An Outdoor Space Creates New Opportunities for Cortez Mothers | LOR Foundation
In-Progress Engagement

An Outdoor Space Creates New Opportunities for Cortez Mothers

  • Local Champion: Church of the Nazarene
  • Date Funded: March 1, 2024
  • Grant Amount: $7,394

Last year, mothers and women’s health advocates successfully fought to keep Cortez’s local birthing center open. Their efforts to safeguard maternal health care at Southwest Memorial Hospital received media attention and raised further awareness about the relative lack of support for many mothers in rural Southwest Colorado. That includes few opportunities for mothers to meet one another and build important bonds. Cortez’s Church of the Nazarene started a twice-monthly program to give moms a chance to socialize while their children receive supervised care. It has been a resounding success, but the church’s pastor wanted to expand and improve the program. She contacted LOR with a new idea: create a public outdoor space where mothers and children can gather to socialize and learn from each other. LOR’s funding will help the church buy a wooden playset, fencing, crafts, snacks, and other supplies. It will also cover two child care providers to help supervise children. When constructed, the outdoor space will not only serve Cortez mothers but also other local groups like the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts.

Contact our community officer in Cortez. Meet Nicci Crowley
More Engagement Solutions
Engagement / Weiser A Creation Station Brings Arts and Crafts to Weiser Kids
Local Champion:
Weiser City Police Department
Date funded:
March 29, 2024
Grant Amount:
$9,717
Engagement / Weiser Signs Help Visitors and Volunteers Navigate Weiser’s Hillcrest Cemetery
Local Champion:
Hillcrest Cemetery District
Date funded:
March 22, 2024
Grant Amount:
$6,069
Engagement / Monte Vista Bingo Nights Bring the Fun for Monte Vista Seniors
Local Champion:
Tri-County Senior Citizens & Housing Inc
Date funded:
March 19, 2024
Grant Amount:
$3,901
Engagement / Cortez Filling in News Deserts: A Local Public Radio Reporter Keeps Cortez Informed
Local Champion:
Community Radio Project (KSJD)
Date funded:
March 15, 2024
Grant Amount:
$20,000
Engagement / Cortez A New Website Connects Cortez to Recovery Resources
Local Champion:
Indigenous Wellbriety Program
Date funded:
March 8, 2024
Grant Amount:
$5,885
Engagement / Cortez A Nonprofit Gym Makes Climbing Accessible for Cortez Youth
Local Champion:
Four Corners Community Climbing Gym
Date funded:
March 5, 2024
Grant Amount:
$3,300

Share an Idea

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

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.