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The NRF Foundation shapes retail’s future by building awareness of the industry through statistics and stories; developing talent through education, experiences and scholarships; and fostering career growth among people who work in retail.

The NRF Foundation shapes retail’s future by building awareness of the industry through statistics and stories; developing talent through education, experiences and scholarships; and fostering career growth among people who work in retail.

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NRF Foundation

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The NRF Foundation is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit arm of the National Retail Federation, shaping retail’s future by building awareness of the industry through statistics and stories; developing talent through education, experiences and scholarships; and fostering career growth among people who work in retail.­­

Invested in cultivating the next generation of retail leaders, the NRF Foundation offers a wide variety of resources, tools and experiences to support and promote retail education, research and careers. Our initiatives include:

  • Showcasing the exciting career paths and roles available within the retail industry through the Career Center to bring awareness to the opportunities for career growth and advancement that retail offers
  • Demonstrating tangible proof of retail career opportunities through NRF’s Job Board to connect top retail employers with great talent
  • Exploring and gathering retail industry data through the Retail Insight Center
  • Connecting retail recruiters from different formats and brands to discuss talent challenges in retail through the Retail Recruiter Network
  • Building the workforce of the nation’s largest private employer through certification programs and workforce training
  • Partnering with dozens of universities around the country through NRF membership to offer research and education programs that benefit the retail industry
  • Developing collegiate students through NRF Student Association membership
  • Providing scholarship programs for retail workers and high-performing students to support high-quality education for retail’s future leaders
  • Cultivating the next generation of retail leaders by providing special experiences such as the Student Program held in conjunction Retail’s BIG Show and Shop.org Summit, that demonstrate first-hand the diverse career opportunities available within the retail industry

Leading the NRF Foundation in its mission to shape retail’s future is a Board of Directors comprised of retailers committed to growing career opportunities within the industry, industry partners who support the advancement of retail workers, and faculty members who provide high-quality education for the next generation of industry talent.

Support the Foundation

If you would like to join us in our commitment to build the future leaders of the retail industry, please consider a tax-deductible donation to:

NRF Foundation
1101 New York Avenue NW, Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20005

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.

For more information, contact NRF Foundation staff.

Connect with the Foundation

For the latest student and retail industry news, please visit our Facebook page: NRF on Campus, and follow us on Twitter: @Retail_Careers.