National Conservation Foundation

The mission of the National Conservation Foundation (NCF) is to identify and advance strategic programs and partnerships to deliver conservation solutions through locally-led conservation and to develop the next generation of conservation leaders. The vision of the National Conservation Foundation is to support delivery of locally-led conservation and to create future conservation leaders.

The foundation does this by providing conservation districts and other conservation organizations funding for research, educational programs, and public outreach. In fulfilling its mission, NCF has two programs that work to develop the next generation of conservation leaders: the NCF-Envirothon competition, a high school environmental and natural resources program and competition, and the Next Generation Leadership Institute, a new program to cultivate the next generation of locally-led conservation leaders.

The foundation published its 2019 Annual Report in the spring of 2020. Please click the cover above to view the online edition.

On October 1, 2020, the NCF launched a new logo in tandem with the launch of its 2020 end of year campaign. Learn more about the projects NCF supports and how you can contribute on the #FutureFocused webpage.

To receive more information about NCF or its projects, please contact NCF Executive Director Jeremy Peters.

To make a tax-deductible donation to NCF, please click the donate button below or make checks payable to:
National Conservation Foundation
509 Capitol Court NE
Washington, DC 20002

EIN: 90-0136120

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Members of the NCF Executive Committee

Steve Robinson Chair Ohio
Tim Reich Vice Chair South Dakota
John Redding Treasurer Georgia
Mike Mosel Secretary Nebraska
Gene Schmidt At-Large Indiana
Rudy Rice Immediate Past Chair Illinois
Brent Van Dyke NACD Immediate Past President New Mexico

Members of the NCF Board of Trustees

Barbara Perlman-Whyman Presidents Association Representative Nevada
Shana Joy NASCA Representative Washington
Irene Moore NCDEA Representative Ohio
Karen Smart NACD Auxiliary Representative Utah
Millie Langley NCF-Envirothon Representative North Carolina
Earl Garber Louisiana
Rick Jeans Oklahoma
Bob Warner NACD Board Member Colorado
Nedra Turney Arkansas
Patricia Lardie Wisconsin


The National Conservation Foundation assumed responsibility for the international Envirothon education competition in the spring of 2014. Go here to learn more about Envirothon and how you can become a sponsor.

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