About NCF

The mission of the National Conservation Foundation (NCF) is to educate and prepare conservation leaders for the sustainability and regeneration of our natural resources. The National Conservation Foundation cultivates, educates, and inspires conservation leaders of all ages.

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 has published its 2022 Annual Report! Please click the cover to the left, to view the online edition. You can also view the 2018 Annual Report here, the 2019 Annual Report here, the 2020 Annual Report here, and the 2021 Annual Report here.

On October 1, 2020, the NCF launched its new logo (shown below) 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.

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