Equity Commitment

WAVE Educational Fund’s equity commitment is to cultivate a more equitable, violence-free society where we all feel a sense of security, belonging, value, and pride.


To understand and address the societal disparities that create non-inclusive and unsafe environments, both professionally and interpersonally.


People of color are disproportionately impacted by gun violence and are also victims of a criminal justice system mired in systemic racism. WAVE analyzes all potential gun violence prevention legislation with a racial impact assessment.

We also makes ongoing internal efforts to enhance equity within WAVE personnel policies. In the past year, WAVE made multiple efforts to improve equity practices internally:

  • WAVE recognized that the traditional set of paid U.S. holidays does not reflect all people. We adjusted our policies to ensure that holiday time can be used flexibly, allowing all employees to observe holidays that are meaningful to them.
  • All employees, once again, received time off to vote.
  • We continued meeting regularly for Team Action Tuesdays, focusing on equity-based training.