Equity, Inclusion and

Non-Discrimination Policy

 
 

 

Nest Foundation is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all those we come into contact with including board, staff, volunteers, students, parents, educators, community partners, and the public.  Our organizational values embrace the diversity of experiences and knowledge among all those we interact with.  

Our commitment is to operate programs and services that are inclusive, respectful and that honor all cultural perspectives. We treat all individuals with respect and dignity and we work to ensure that our organizational culture reflects our values of relationship building, peacemaking, inclusiveness and accountability. We integrate inclusiveness and diversity by honoring the beliefs, language, opinions, interpersonal styles and values of all individuals.

We are intentional in our continued effort to grow diversity among our board, staff and community partners, and to cultivate an environment in which all who are involved in our organization feel included, respected, and embraced.  

Nest Foundation is an equal opportunity employer/organization. As such, Nest Foundation offers equal opportunities without regard to race, color, gender, religion, age, nationality, social or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. These opportunities include all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, job placement, training, compensation, benefits, discipline, advancement, and termination.

All board members, employees and volunteers are expected to adhere to and embrace the spirit of the equity and inclusion values statement as well as the spirit and the letter of all Nest Foundation policies. The exercise of rights protected by applicable federal, state, and local equal employment opportunities laws such as filing complaints, participating in investigations, compliance reviews and related administrative proceedings, and lawfully opposing unlawful practices under these laws is protected activity for which harassment, intimidation, threats, coercion or discrimination will not be tolerated.

Employees and volunteers who believe they are being or have been unlawfully discriminated or retaliated against must immediately report the incident to the program manager and director. Nest Foundation does not authorize or condone unlawful discrimination or retaliation. If any employee or volunteer is found to have unlawfully discriminated or retaliated against any other employee or volunteer, appropriate disciplinary action up to and including termination will be taken.

It is the responsibility of the board of directors and organization management to ensure effective implementation of these policies.