American Hiking Society: to expand the Alternative Break scholarship program to include more universities and partnership opportunities, with a special emphasis on diversity and inclusion.
Anacosita Watershed Society: to strengthen community partnerships and gather feedback to develop a robust programming plan for the Environmental Education Center planned for the 11th Street Bridge Park in Washington, D.C.
Children’s Chorus of Washington: to support production of two virtual choir performances during the organization’s 25th anniversary celebration.
Earthworks: Promoting Federal Reforms to the 1872 Mining Law in Order to Protect Sacred Sites, Water, and Wild Lands from Mining Pollution.
Friends of Cedar Mesa: Year 3 of a multi-year grant to advance scientific-based research, support Indigenous partnership development, execute necessary legal action to reverse previous leasing, and advocate for needed protections — in an effort to conserve a little-known yet culturally rich region located between Bears Ears and Canyons of the Ancients National Monument.
Grand Canyon Conservancy: To support the function of two existing stream gauges on the Colorado River within Grand Canyon National Park and engage a consultant to analyze and produce a report that provides GCC a comprehensive overview of Grand Canyon National Park stream gauge funding sustainably.
Heart of Maryland Conservation Alliance: to expand a multi-year initiative to preserve land and restore watersheds in Maryland’s Appalachian Trail landscape. Funding supports web-based resources, mapping, collateral materials, and landowner outreach.
Journey Partners: to drill and construct a new well in Masembura, Zimbabwe, which will provide clean accessible drinking water to at least 200 people in a rural village north of Harare.
NatureBridge: Environmental Science Education for underserved youth in Prince William Forest Park.
Rise Against Hunger: To support international hunger relief through food distribution and life-changing aid to the most vulnerable people.
Shenandoah National Park Trust. The second year of the 2-year Native Hemlock Protection Project to increase the volume of predatory beetles used to control the lethal hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA), an aphid-like insect that has killed 95% of the park’s native hemlocks.
Society of St. Andrew: To support coordination of donating 25–30 million pounds of food each year donated by farmers and gathered by volunteers for packaging and shipping to needy areas around the country.
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance: This 3-year grant supports SUWA efforts to preserve Wilderness Study Areas in Utah under the 30 x 30 initiative of the Federal Government.
The Washington Chorus: to accelerate research, development, and growth scaling of an innovative new program with the potential to radically shift not only the Chorus’ and thousands more musicians’ relationship with our audiences.
West Virginia Rivers Coalition. Year 2 of an initiative to craft and promote permanent protective policies for the Monongahela National Forest’s special resource areas.
In addition to the above grants to humanitarian organizations, the Robert and Dee Leggett Foundation awarded 12 grants unsolicited grants to local, regional, and international hunger relief efforts during the Covid-19 pandemic.