The NRF Foundation promotes retailing as an attractive career path while developing and cultivating the next generation of retail leaders through partnerships with universities, professional certification programs, and workforce training. Through its research and education initiatives, the NRF Foundation provides data and information about the importance of retail to the economy. It also oversees the Ray M. Greenly scholarship fund, which provides scholarships to deserving college students nationwide. The NRF Foundation is the 501c(3) nonprofit arm of the National Retail Federation and is funded in part by generous donations from retail industry supporters. 

A Board of Directors comprised of retailers, industry partners, and educators governs the NRF Foundation. The Foundation's activities are funded by annual contributions from retail companies, industry allies, private foundations, and special fundraising events. In addition, industry partnerships allow us to offer research and education programs that benefit retailing. 

Supporting the Foundation

Contributing to the NRF Foundation is a solid way to make an investment in retailing's future.
If you would like to support the Foundation and its programs with a tax-deductible contribution,
here's how you can help:

  1. Donate to the NRF Foundation when you pay NRF membership dues. Simply check the box on the membership renewal form and send your payment.

  2. Use NRF Foundation training and certification programs for your associates.

  3. Sponsor education activities to help promote retail as a career destination.

  4. Sponsor original research.

  5. Make a tax-deductible donation to: NRF Foundation, 325 7th Street NW, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20004. The NRF Foundation is designated as a 501(c)3 public charity by the Internal Revenue Service. For verification, visit the IRS website and enter the search word NRF in the NAME field, Washington in the CITY field, and DC in the STATE field.


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