NWFA has established relationships with charitable organizations representing long-term commitments to initiatives benefiting each organization. These collaborations provide NWFA and its members with opportunities to engage in service in their own communities, helping those in need, while promoting the benefits and uses of wood flooring, and their own businesses.

NWFA is honored to partner with the following organizations:

NWFA Education & Research Foundation (NERF) Scholarship Program

NERF provides scholarships to help educate future generations of wood flooring professionals. Thanks to the generosity of our members, NWFA awarded more than $9,000 in 2015, and $6,250 in 2016. Your donations are contributing to individuals’ futures and helping them advance their careers. Help us to advance the industry by improving wood flooring knowledge and hands-on skills for the next generation of craftspeople by donating to NERF.

Gary Sinise Foundation

GSF provides wounded veterans and their families with the resources necessary to overcome their new life challenges. NWFA has partnered with GSF to provide wood flooring and installation services for custom-build Smart Homes through the GSF RISE (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment) program. To date, NWFA members have been involved in more than 30 homes to benefit wounded veterans.

In Phoenix, stop by the NWFA booth to meet verterans involved in the program and thank them for their service to our country. NWFA thanks the following members for their participation and invites all members to get involved in this nationwide effort to honor and serve our wounded veterans.

All American Hardwood Flooring Lockwood Flooring
Allwood Flooring Mannington Flooring
Ambassador Floor Company MAPEI
American OEM Wood Floors Maxwell Hardwood
Bona US Middle Tennessee Lumber
Brazilian Floors MP Global Products
C&R Flooring Mullican Flooring
Daniel Wood Floors National Tile Contractors Association (NTCA)
Derr Flooring Pallmann
Florida Tile Palo Duro Hardwoods
Galleher Corporation Rust-Oleum
Grill Works Inc. Shaw
Homerwood Sheoga Hardwood Flooring
Horizon Forest Products Somerset Hardwood Flooring
Huber/Advantech Specialty Wood Floors
JD's Flooring Swiff-Train
Jerry's Fine Floors Trinity Hardwood Distributors
Just Around the Corner WD Flooring
JW Hardwood Floors West Coast Flooring

The Little Bit Foundation

LBF serves impoverished children in St. Louis city to remove barriers to learning and empower at-risk students to pursue their dreams. NWFA staff members volunteer at LBF every other Wednesday to improve our community. You can help during Expo by donating school supplies and your hotel toiletries in the LBF donation bins, located in the NWFA booth. Help us make a difference in a child’s life.

Hardwood Forest Foundation

The Hardwood Forest Foundation, founded in 1989, provides responsible forestry education throughout the U.S. and Canada, with the support of its parent organization, the National Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA). Its Truth About Trees elementary education presentation kit is available to NWFA members to use in their own community classrooms. The lesson plan, with wood products, videos, games and a coloring book, is designed to provide an easy way to teach K-6 students the benefits of properly harvesting trees.

Hardwood Federation

The Hardwood Federation works on behalf of the hardwood industry in Washington, D.C., to ensure our voice is heard in Congress. The Hardwood Federation and the Hardwood Federation PAC rely on our donations to operate and safeguard our interests.