NFWF remains dedicated to our mission, partners and staff during Coronavirus

Dear Friends and Partners,

We felt it important to take a minute to update you on the actions taken at the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and to make certain you know that our lines of communication are open as we all face this global life-changing challenge.

First, like many organizations, we have strictly followed the CDC recommendations and have moved all employees to a remote (work from home) status to ensure their safety and health.  We always want to provide them with the greatest level of support.

Since our founding by Congress in 1984, the mission of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation has remained constant: to sustain, restore and enhance our nation’s fish, wildlife and habitats for current and future generations.  Our success these past 35 years is the direct result of our dedicated staff, our funding partners and the thousands of grantee organizations we support as they engage in on-the-ground conservation activities daily.  

Second, all of us at NFWF understand the vital importance of continuing to support the thousands of grantee organizations we work with every day.  We are doing our best and are committed to keeping our support in place, and we continue to move forward with awarding and releasing our grant funding. We are continuing to work effectively under our remote protocols and all mission-critical functions remain operational.  However, as this situation changes, we may need to adjust our operations even more.  We also understand that there will be a need not just for our resources, but for creative solutions to overcome this challenge and the disruptions it has caused.   

In the spirit of recognizing the myriad operational implications of this situation, our NFWF team is working with funding partners and grantees regarding their need for flexibility on timelines, reporting and budgeting.  We understand there are a unique array of individual needs.  We want you to communicate with us as we work to find answers to those questions. With regard to immediate concerns, please see this FAQ that provides some initial guidance to current partners and grantees.   

Finally, I want to thank all of our NFWF friends.  It is your partnership, funding and vision that has made NFWF such an important grant-maker to the conservation community.  We know it is even more important that we be there for our community during this time.  There is no doubt that the coming months will be challenging, but rest assured NFWF is going to remain active and operational.

We want you, your families and friends to be healthy and safe.      

Jeff Trandahl