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.

Our Approach

How We Work

LOR was founded on the simple premise that communities can find prosperity without sacrificing what they love about the place they call home. No two rural towns are the same nor are the projects we support.

The rural West is beautiful and complex. LOR believes the best solutions are rooted in the community. Our work is place-based and driven by a community’s vision for their future. We partner with small towns in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico. Our staff works locally and supports projects in communities where they live.

Join Our Team

LOR is an exciting and dynamic place to work. We work hard and offer a generous benefits package that reflects the Foundation’s values.


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