Resources Legacy Fund

RLF is a 501(c)(3) public charity that has been working with philanthropy, government, science, business, and community groups for 20 years to secure enduring outcomes for the environment, climate resilience, and healthy communities. We are not a traditional environmental organization; our strategic initiatives—developed closely with donors—support and elevate the voices and experience of communities most impacted by change and advance campaigns that secure equitable policies and public funding. Our headquarters are based in Sacramento, California, but our work takes us across the Western United States and beyond, with several international initiatives. The experience, expertise, and connections of our team consistently deliver significant and enduring results. Tactical use of science, research, and polling mark our work, as does collaboration with strategic and diverse partners.

Some of our achievements in the past 20 years include working with our partners to protect millions of acres of land across the American West and Mexico and nearly 17 percent of California’s offshore waters; generate more than $30 billion in new public funding for water, land, climate resilience, equitable parks access, and ocean conservation; and broker landmark renewable energy development policy for the American West. RLF also works with donors on issues that further a healthy democracy.   

RLF strives to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion so that all people have equal opportunities to live full and healthy lives in thriving environments and participate in building a better future. RLF is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, or sexual orientation. We seek to build a staff that brings a variety of perspectives and backgrounds to our philanthropic work, and we are committed to creating a workplace where all staff feel valued and have a sense of belonging.