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   FYE21 Annual Report

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.

STRATEGIC VOLUNTEER ENGAGEMENT GRANT

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 view strategic volunteer engagement as a core strategy for community building and mission accomplishment.  Our vision is that it will become a standard principle and best practice in the social sector embraced and supported by nonprofits and funders alike. Through the development of two guides, “Funder’s Guide to Investing in Volunteer Engagement”, and “Partnering with Funders to Unleash the Power of Volunteers”, we seek to create a common language and foster collaboratives to this end.

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 2021: GRANTS

COMMUNITY, EDUCATION & HEALTH

Advocates for Children CASA Asante Africa Foundation, Covid-19 Response Asla Foundation Children’s Advocacy Center Pikes Peak dba Safe Passage Center for Young Women’s Development, dba Young Women’s Freedom Center Community Action MarinCystic Fibrosis Foundation, Rocky Mountain ChapterEngenderHealth, Family Planning Hope and Home Fostering Hope FoundationPlanned Parenthood of the Great Northwest, AK and HI Rocky Mountain Women’s Film San Anselmo Cooperative Nursery School Springs Recovery Connections The Gazette-El Pomar Foundation Empty Stocking Fund The Place Wildcare

EARTH PROTECTION

Alaska Conservation Foundation Center for Sustainable Infrastructure Earthjustice: Alaska OfficeEnvironmental Law and Policy Center Int’l Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War Iowa Environmental Council, Energy Program The Land Institute Natural Resources Defense Council, Energy Program New Venture Fund, SalmonStateProject on Government Oversight Rocky Mountain Institute, Energy Program Southeast Alaska Land Trust Tides Center, Rivers Without Borders Trustees for Alaska Union of Concerned Scientists, Energy Solutions Regents of UCDavis, ITS Asilomar Conference 2021 350 Colorado

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STRATEGIC VOLUNTEER ENGAGEMENT

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

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.

STRATEGIC VOLUNTEER ENGAGEMENT

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.

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 and The Leighty Foundation.