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   FYE23 Annual Report

Fiscal Year End 2023: GRANTS


American Battlefield Trust, Gettysburg PreservationAsante Africa FoundationDoctors Without Borders, Emergency Relief FundInternational Rescue Committee, Emergency Family Relief            UNICEF, Humanitarian Action for ChildrenUkraine Power, Inc,  Luhansk basic needs                                             Rock the Vote William J. Brennan Center for Justice, DemocracyPlanned Parenthood Federation of AmericaCystic Fibrosis Foundation, Rocky Mountain ChapterEngenderHealth, Family PlanningHope and Home,  Extended Family FundFostering Hope FoundationPlanned Parenthood of the Great Northwest, AK and HIRocky Mountain Women’s Film, Festival 2023Young Life College, Colorado SpringsChildren’s Adv. Center, Pikes Peak Region: Safe PassageSerenity Recovery Center, Volunteer TrainingThe Gazette-El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund                  Pikes Peak Community Foundation, Pikes Peak ConnectChristian Home for Children: Family Life Services                                 Touch of Love Int’lAsla Foundation, IncIHN dba Family Promise of Colorado Springs                                     Outer Coast, scholarships                                                                             San Anselmo Cooperative Nursery School, Bldg repair Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains


Alaska Conservation Foundation, AK Mining ImpactsEarthworks, Policy workGreat Plains Institute, Renewable EnergyEnvironmental Law and Policy Center,  IA Office Support Iowa Environmental Council, Energy Program                                      The Land InstituteNPR    PBS Foundation, JournalismWiki Education FoundationNew Venture Fund, SalmonStateRenewable Hydrogen Alliance,  NW Renewable H2 VideoRMI, Clean H2; Initial H2 Pipeline ConveningRenewable Juneau, Juneau Carbon Offset ProgramSitka Conservation Society, Electric Bike MOU with AP&T Tides Center, Rivers Without BordersThane Community Garden AssociationWildCare, Terwillger Nature Ed. ProgramsUnion 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.