NFWF’s Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging/Non-Discrimination Statements

Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Statement

At the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation we pride ourselves on valuing every individual. We strive to create an inclusive environment where individuals are empowered to be themselves and to feel a true sense of belonging. We foster a culture of respect, and we do not tolerate disrespectful behavior or harassment. We value and celebrate diversity for many reasons. Bringing together a diverse group of employees, partners and stakeholders strengthens our ability to advance conservation goals in communities and landscapes across America. We will bring new parties to the table for conservation and build capacity where it is needed most, so that all communities can benefit from and contribute to our conservation mission. Our mission is important to everyone, and everyone is important to our mission!

Non-Discrimination Statement

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, personal appearance, citizen status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, child birth or related medical conditions, family responsibilities, matriculation, genetic information, political or union affiliation, veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law in administration of its programs or activities. Further, NFWF does not intimidate or retaliate against any individual or group because they have exercised their rights to participate in actions protected, or oppose action prohibited, by 40 C.F.R. Parts 5 and 7, or for the purpose of interfering with such rights.

Beth Christ Smith, Vice President of Human Resources, is responsible for coordination of compliance efforts and receipt of inquiries concerning non-discrimination requirements implemented by 40 C.F.R. Parts 5 and 7 (Non-discrimination in Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Assistance from the Environmental Protection Agency), including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 13 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972 (hereinafter referred to collectively as the federal non-discrimination laws). 

If you have any questions about this notice or any of NFWF’s non-discrimination programs, policies or procedures, you may contact: Beth Christ Smith, Vice President of Human Resources, 1625 Eye Street NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20006, (202) 857-0166,

If you believe that you have been discriminated against with respect to a NFWF program or activity, you may contact the Vice President of Human Resources identified above. NFWF will conduct a thorough and prompt investigation of all complaints. Upon completion of the investigation, if any discrimination in violation of these policies is found to have occurred, NFWF will take appropriate remedial action to stop the discrimination. Both the complaining party and the alleged wrongdoer will be advised of the results of the investigation.