Our Impact


The NRF Foundation is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit arm of the National Retail Federation and is funded in part by generous donations from retail industry supporters.

Under the greater National Retail Federation umbrella, the NRF Foundation supports the NRF agenda by being advocates for retail careers, nurturing talent, promoting retail opportunities and providing individuals with the support and inspiration they need to succeed in the retail industry.

"What the NRF Foundation does to mentor, support and encourage talented young people is deeply inspiring. I am proud to support the Foundation as it helps the industry's future leaders grow and succeed."
Rebecca Minkoff
Creative Director and Co-Founder, Rebecca Minkoff

Our Initiatives Change Lives

We’ve awarded more than $5 million in scholarships to students and retail employees looking to further their education and careers since 2012.
Student Program
Student Program: Gives 600+ students once-in-a-lifetime educational and networking opportunities with our industry's leaders and recruiters at Retail's BIG Show
Retail's Academic Symposium
Offer business professors an inside look at our industry to change the narrative of retail on campus.
University Memberships
We partner with 70+ colleges and universities across the country in providing tomorrow's retail leaders with high-quality education and opportunities to find success in the retail industry.
A new program, available through non-profit and education partners, to help provide people with the skills and education needed to get a job in retail and advance their careers.
Career Initiatives
Career Initiatives: Our Career Center and Job Board put opportunities from leading retailers at the fingertips of those seeking to take the first or next step in their careers.