Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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The Raymond A. Wood Foundation is committed to creating an environment that is diverse, inclusive, and equitable where all staff, board members, partners, and members of our community are treated with respect and dignity.

What is Diversity?

Diversity refers to race, gender, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual identity, familial status, age, disability and socio-economic status.

What is Equity?

Equity is a process that ensures all people have the opportunity to contribute, develop, and grow despite historical, structural, legislative, racial, and socio-economic inequities.

What is Inclusion?

Inclusion is valuing, respecting, and encouraging the full participation of each individual in the life and leadership of the organization.

As an organization, we celebrate the diversity of our staff, board, and community. We will not tolerate discrimination, biases, harassment, or bullying of any kind. Regardless of race, socio-economic status, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, nationality, gender, or marital status.

The Raymond A. Wood Foundation, staff, and Board of Directors agree to be guided by these principles and pledge that they will be reflected in our vision, mission, strategic planning, programming, governance, and board composition. Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion extends to our staff, our members, and programs we develop and support.

Anti Discrimination Policy

Raymond A. Wood Foundation does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.  These activities include, but are not limited to the appointment to and termination from its Board of Directors, hiring and firing of staff or contractors, selection of volunteers, selection of vendors, and providing of services.  

Equal Opportunity Employer

Raymond A. Wood Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.  We shall not discriminate and will not discriminate in employment, recruitment, Board membership, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, secual orientation, or military status, or for any other discriminatory reason.