Environmental Quality Protection, Beautification

World Wildlife Fund, Inc.

aka WWF-US

Washington, DC


For 50 years, WWF has been protecting the future of nature.
The world's leading conservation organization, WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by 1.2 million members in the United States and close to 5 million globally. WWF's unique way of working combines global reach with a foundation in science, involves action at every level from local to global, and ensures the delivery of innovative solutions that meet the needs of both people and nature.

WWF works to:
Conserve the world's most important forests to sustain nature's diversity, benefit our climate, and support human well-being
Safeguard healthy oceans and marine livelihoods
Secure water for people and nature
Protect the worlds most important species
Drive sustainable food systems to conserve nature and feed humanity
Create a climate-resilient and zero-carbon world, powered by renewable energy

These things are not just “nice to have". . . they are “need to haves." They are the things that make it possible for us to live. And so, to ensure our very survival, they must be kept safe.

Ruling Year


Principal Officer

Mr. Carter Roberts

Main Address

1250 24th St NW

Washington, DC 20037 USA


Endangered Species, Wildlife, Conservation, Animal, Global Warming, Environment, Ocean, Forest





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Wildlife Preservation/Protection (D30)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Field Programs

Market Transformation

Public Education

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World Wildlife Fund, Inc.

Fiscal year: Jul 01 - Jun 30

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Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

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Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

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Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

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Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

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Organizational Demographics

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Race & Ethnicity

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Diversity Strategies

We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
We have a diversity committee in place
We have a diversity manager in place
We have a diversity plan
We use other methods to support diversity
Diversity notes from the nonprofit
A diverse and inclusive work environment is central to World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) vision of building a future in which people live in harmony with nature. As a global, multicultural organization, we recognize and value the unique skills and perspectives of our employees, supporters and partners, and the communities in which we work. We cherish diversity and embrace transparency in diversity data and matching diverse leaders with opportunities around our conservation goals. While we know we have more to do with our board and top leadership we are proud of the progress we've made in other areas and have highlighted them below. * Our US organization in total includes 67.2% women and 23.7% minorities. *Most of the leadership of our global organization exists outside the US. About half of our nearly 1,000 employees are outside the US and led by more than a dozen country leaders from diverse communities. We also have two signature initiatives around diversity in our strategy: * We launched our Russell E. Train Education for Nature program over a decade ago with the express purpose of developing leaders in the communities we serve which are largely in the poorest parts of the world. To date, we have helped to develop over 2,100 leaders. Many now run NGOs in their home countries, serve in key government positions or are stars in their academic environments. We’ve been intentional in directing those development activities outside of the US given our mission. *Our newest program is the Climático program. Climático is a WWF initiative seeking to build understanding and energize action and dialogue on climate change among Latinos in the US and their ancestral homes in Latin America. Our workplace culture is open, welcoming and affirming - respecting the individual and fostering growth, collaboration, new ways of thinking and innovation. We value the spectrum of experiences and viewpoints that our employees bring to their work at WWF. In fact, we count on a diverse workplace to take our work forward and keep it relevant and responsive to an ever-changing world. At WWF, we believe that if we all work together, we can achieve almost anything. Together Possible!