NCWF Policies and Financials
Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Awareness
Nature does not discriminate or judge any of us. Nature openly welcomes all people to explore and enjoy the bounty of the outdoors. Whether we are hunters, birders, hikers, campers, or paddlers, each of us are “birds of a feather” when it comes to being received and welcomed by nature. When we walk into the woods, a park, or a grove of trees in a backyard, none of us are judged by any racial, socioeconomic, or other factors. In nature we are all equal. It is people that judge and discriminate. Racism divides our country and separates us all from realizing our full potential, including within the conservation community. NCWF is committed fully to building our conservation army to represent and include all in order to have the impact we must achieve.
To that end, we have formed a board and staff committee to establish and implement policies, programs, and best management practices designed to improve the organization’s awareness of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our informed and aware actions will help us embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion as core organization values, striving for them in practice. By doing so, we will greatly enhance our ability to inspire all people of North Carolina to be enthusiastic and resolute protectors and advocates for habitat and wildlife. We fully ascribe that what is good for wildlife and its habitat is likewise essential for the well-being of all humanity.
Equal employment opportunities are fundamental to the success of NCWF. In recognition of this commitment and in order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at NCWF will be based on education, training, experience, skill, and aptitude. NCWF does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, gender, age, past, current or prospective service in the uniformed services, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.
All information NCWF collects is the sole proprietary property of NCWF and is used only by NCWF for their intended purpose(s). We do not share, sell or rent this information to any outside organization or other entity.
Generous support from thousands of members and donors helps NCWF (a nonprofit 501c3 organization since 1945) lead the way to conserve wildlife and wild places in North Carolina. Thank you to the partners and donors who entrust their dollars to NCWF. Together, we make a difference.
The documents below go into detail about how we put donor investments to work for wildlife and habitat in North Carolina.