LegacyWorks Group

LegacyWorks Group enables donors, organizations and communities to achieve their goals for the places they love. To do so we facilitate collaborative efforts and mobilize capital to advance initiatives that reshape the future of communities and landscapes. Collectively these initiatives amplify and accelerate impact, making systemic, transformative change possible.


Individuals, families
family offices and foundations

We help donors identify and assess opportunities to achieve their impact goals and develop place-based initiatives to pursue them. Our team enables donors to build the trust, authentic relationships and insight needed to successfully invest in community-driven collaborations.


Conservation and community non-profits,
land trusts, local government agencies

We help organizations collaborate, tap into public and private funding, and tackle big projects that make a real difference in their communities. We help them develop the capacity, strategies and structures to work with a wide array of partners, funders and impact investors.


Rural and urban communities
throughout North America

We help communities identify collaborative opportunities and advance complex initiatives that address their biggest challenges. We begin with projects that are catalytic, build local capacity, attract additional partners, instigating follow on initiatives and creating a pathway to systems-scale change.

LegacyWorks Collaborative Impact Model

We believe thriving communities and landscapes are built upon three keystones: healthy natural systems, local capacity, and a resilient economy. Our work supports all three keystones by cultivating collaboration, mobilizing resources and advancing conservation and community initiatives.

Our Work

We work with a wide variety of clients and partners including families, family foundations, land trusts, government agencies and a variety of nonprofit and community organizations. We are drawn to opportunities to have big impact through projects that require a combination of creativity, collaboration, public-private partnerships and entrepreneurial initiative. Our work is highly collaborative in nature, and our projects are co-creations with our clients, communities and collaborators.

Our Team

Experienced. Skilled. Passionate.

Not pictured above: Board members Shelley Ratay, Doug Wachob and Jack Shea.
Our team holds or has held leadership roles with the following organizations:

Academy for Systemic Change
Beartooth Capital
Biscayne National Park
Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens
Conservation Finance Network
Conservation International
Cooperative Advantage
Esalen Institute
First Community Housing
Fondo Mexicano para la Conservacion de la Naturaleza
Glacier National Park

Grand Teton National Park
Long Haul Capital Group
Meridian School
Meso-American Reef Fund
Moebius Partners LLC
Occidental Arts & Ecology Center
Ogden Nature Center
Oregon Sustainability Board
Quail Springs Permaculture
Sempervirens Fund
Sustainable Northwest
Sustainable Northwest Wood, Inc.

Sustainable Vocations
Teton Science Schools
The Compton Foundation
The Nature Conservancy
The Summit Foundation
Trust for Public Land
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Uncharted Mapping
Valley Advocates for Responsible Development
Wilderness Youth Project
World Wildlife Fund
Wyoming Hunters and Anglers Alliance
Yellowstone National Park

Join Us

Legacy Philanthropy Works is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation formed in 2014 for charitable purposes.
Your tax-deductible gift will enable us to continue and expand this important work.

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We look forward to hearing from you and building community together

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