Coalition to Protect America’s Parks: Year 2 of a grant to collaborate with the Park Institute of America, to develop strategic programming for retired park employees to serve as educators and storytellers.
DC Youth Orchestra Program. RDLF supported a commission of a commemorative work of orchestral music by a composer of color in honor of DCYOP’s 60th anniversary.
Grand Canyon Conservancy. to test an innovative and cost-effective approach at delineating groundwater basins by determining travel times and flow paths of monsoonal precipitation pulses through the Kaibab Plateau at Grand Canyon National Park.
Friends Of Cedar Mesa: Year 2 of a multi-year grant to survey the public lands surrounding Bears Ears and Canyons of the Ancients national monuments for cultural sites so that enhanced protection can be sought for places with significant cultural resources.
Gleaning for the World: Ongoing general operations support for this humanitarian organization which addresses critical needs of people suffering during natural disasters and extreme poverty.
NatureBridge. To support environmental science education for under-resourced youth at their Mid-Atlantic campus in Prince William Forest Park.
New River Land Trust. To support ecological enhancement and development of a multi-use trail system on 553 acres of forestland on Brush Mountain in the Town of Blacksburg and Montgomery County, Virginia.
Rise Against Hunger: To support international hunger relief through food distribution and life-changing aid to the most vulnerable people.
Shenandoah National Park Trust. To expand their Native Hemlock Protection Project by increasing the volume of predatory beetles they can use 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.
West Virginia Rivers Coalition. To support a 2-year initiative to craft and promote permanent protective policies for the Monongahela National Forest’s special resource areas.
United Methodist Conference: To support training for worship leaders in Haiti.
WildEarth Guardians: To support efforts to establish a new national monument in New Mexico and Arizona surrounding the federally authorized Gila Wilderness.
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.