About NCF

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 2020 Annual Report in the spring of 2021. Please click the cover above, to the left, to view the online edition. You can also view the 2018 Annual Report, here, and the 2019 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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