Charitable Distribution Report

The Leighty Foundation distributes grants or smaller contributions 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.

Fiscal Year End 2020: GRANTS

 

PROMOTION OF PHILANTHROPY GRANTS

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

National Center for Family Philanthropy – Washington, DC
Grant Purpose:  General Operations.
The National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP) is the only national non-profit dedicated exclusively to families who give and those who work with them.  They promote philanthropic values, vision and excellence across generations of donors and donor families, and provide the highest quality information to families and their advisors.

Exponent Philanthropy – Washington, DC
Grant Purpose:   General Operations.
Exponent Philanthropy (EP) is dedicated to serving foundations with few or no staff, philanthropic families and individuals through a strategy of guiding them, connecting them with colleagues and championing their work to the general public.  They envision a goal of empowered philanthropists leveraging their resources and amplifying their impact.

Indiana University Foundation, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy – Indianapolis, IN
Grant Purpose:   Women’s Philanthropy Institute.
At Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, the Women’s Philanthropy Institute (WPI) exists to deepen our understanding about how, when, and why gender matters in charitable giving and volunteering; to change societal perceptions about who is philanthropic.

VOLUNTEER ENGAGEMENT GRANTS

Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement (AL!VE) – Ann Arbor, Michigan
Grant Purpose:     Support the National Alliance for Volunteer Engagement in leveraging and convening existing networks, organizations, individuals to encourage collective action for nationwide volunteer engagement strategies.
Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement (AL!VE) is a national membership organization of leaders and professionals in volunteer engagement.  AL!VE serves to enhance and sustain the spirit of volunteering in America by fostering collaboration and networking, promoting professional development, and providing advocacy for leaders in community engagement.

          A major funding area for The Leighty Foundation is building the capacity of our communities and nonprofit organizations to strategically engage an increased number of volunteers.  Through the development of two guides (“The Funder’s Guide to Investing in Volunteer Engagement” and “Partnering with Funders to Unleash the Power of Volunteers”), we have been able to bridge the gap between funders and nonprofit organizations.  This has allowed for further collaboration and resulted in volunteer engagement being recognized as a core strategy within organizations.

 

EARTH PROTECTION GRANT

Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Davis – Davis, CA

Grant Purpose:  Research:  “A Systems Analyses of the Future Role of H2 in a Carbon-neutral CA”
The Institute of Transportation Studies at University of California at Davis serves the needs of society by organizing and conducting multidisciplinary research on emerging and important issues, disseminating this research through conferences and scholarly publications, and enhancing the quality and breadth of transportation education.

 

 

 

Fiscal Year End 2020: CONTRIBUTIONS

COMMUNITY, EDUCATION & HEALTH

Advocates for Children CASA Asante Africa Foundation, Covid-19 Response Asla Foundation Children’s Advocacy Center Pikes Peak dba Safe Passage Color of Change Education Fund Inc Community Action MarinCrossfire Ministries Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Doctors Without Borders USA Ella Baker Center for Human Rights EngenderHealth Hope and Home Int’l Planned Parenthood Federation, Western Hem. Region Marin Health Foundation, Covid-19 Response Mile High United Way, Covid-19 ResponseMovement Strategy Center, Oakland RisingNational Public Radio National Urban League, Partnerships & Advancement Operation Rainbow Pikes Peak Community Foundation: Emergency Relief Fund;  Leighty Capacity Building Fund Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest, AK and HI Rock the Vote Rocky Mountain Women’s Film San Francisco-Marin Food Bank, Covid-19 Response San Anselmo Cooperative Nursery School Save the Children, Children’s Emergency Fund Talita Cumi The Gazette-El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund The Place Tri-Lakes Cares, Covid-19 Response Wildcare World Central Kitchen Young Women’s Freedom Center

 

 

EARTH PROTECTION

Alaska Conservation Foundation The Arete Project, UAA Van Conversion Earthjustice: Alaska Office Environmental Defense Fund Environmental Law and Policy Center Great Plains Institute, Carbon Management Int’l Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War Iowa Environmental Council, Energy Program Iowa Interfaith Power and Light, Energy Program Juneau Community Foundation: Carbon Offset Fund The Land Institute Natural Resources Defense Council, Energy Program New Venture Fund, SalmonState Ping Chong + Company, Transboundary Stories Project on Government Oversight Rocky Mountain Institute, Energy Program SE Alaska Watershed Coalition, Margaret Lake Restoration Tides Center, Rivers Without Borders Trout Unlimited, Alaska Program Trustees for Alaska Union of Concerned Scientists, Energy Solutions Wildlife Alliance World Wildlife Fund

 

VOLUNTEER ENGAGEMENT

Directors of Volunteers in Agencies, Colorado (DOVIA CO) Susan J. Ellis Foundation

DIRECT CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES

PROMOTION OF PHILANTHROPY

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.

VOLUNTEER ENGAGEMENT

 The Foundation works nationally with funders and nonprofits alike to ensure that strategic volunteer engagement will be valued as a core strategy for maximizing mission accomplishment and recognized as a hallmark of a high impact organization.

EARTH PROTECTION

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.