Charitable Distribution Report

The Leighty Foundation distributes grants to tax-exempt nonprofit organizations.  In some way, a Board Member or advisor invests time and expertise to leverage the financial investment.  Board Members are geographically dispersed, and have diverse areas of interest and expertise.

Enjoy exploring these recipients of The Leighty Foundation funds. In that way, get to know them…and us.

The Leighty Foundation   FYE22 Annual Report

Fiscal Year End 2022: GRANTS


Community Foundation Boulder County, Wildfire FundAsante Africa FoundationDoctors Without Borders, Emergency Relief FundInternational Rescue Committee, Emergency Family Relief                  UNICEF, Humanitarian Action for ChildrenWorld Vision, Ukraine Crisis Emergency Response                          Project on Government Oversight

William J. Brennan Center for Justice, Voting RightsPlanned Parenthood Federation of AmericaCystic Fibrosis Foundation, Rocky Mountain ChapterEngenderHealth, Family PlanningHope and HomeFostering Hope FoundationPlanned Parenthood of the Great Northwest, AK and HIRocky Mountain Women’s Film, Youth Documentary AcademyYoung Life College, Colorado SpringsTalita CumiSprings Recovery Center, Volunteer TrainingThe Gazette-El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund                  Pikes Peak Community Foundation, CatchafireCatamount Institute                                                                                        Wild Blue CatsKids on Bikes, Volunteer AppreciationIHN dba Family Promise of Colorado Springs

Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains


Alaska Conservation FoundationAmerican RiversEarthworksEnvironmental Law and Policy Center,  IA Office Support Int’l Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear WarIowa Environmental Council, Energy ProgramThe Land InstituteNatural Resources Defense Council, Energy ProgramNew Venture Fund, SalmonStateRenewable Hydrogen Alliance,  InternRocky Mountain Institute, Energy ProgramSoutheast Alaska Watershed Coalition, Invasive Plant ManagementTidelines Institute, Boat Electrification

Tides Center, Rivers Without BordersTrustees for AlaskaUnion of Concerned Scientists, Energy Solutions




National Center for Family Philanthropy



Initiative for Strategic Volunteer Engagement Advised Fund,       Community Foundation of NE Iowa



Philanthropic Support organizations:  Family philanthropy, small foundations and individual donors contribute an immense amount of resources to meet the growing needs in our country and our world.  These organizations offer publications, events, research and networking opportunities to those who wish to grow in the art and science of innovative high-impact philanthropy.  Our investment of leadership and funds in philanthropic support organizations allows us to partner in the inspiration, education and empowerment of our colleagues, as well as ourselves.


We believe that strategically deployed volunteer energy increases the return on the majority of our community investments.

For thirty years the Foundation has invested in strengthening the sustainability and resilience of the social sector. We work with funders and nonprofits alike to influence philanthropic capacity building support and nonprofit leadership so that Strategic Volunteer Engagement becomes a standard best practice to maximize impact and mission fulfillment.


Bill Leighty, Earth Protection Program Director, collaborates in energy policy research and presents papers at local, national and international energy conferences.   Rapid climate change makes this work a priority for Bill and The Leighty Foundation.