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The NRF Foundation provides the skills and resources needed for a life-changing career.  As NRF's nonprofit 501(c)(3), we connect people to an industry that’s a great place to start and a great place to grow. Together, we help people build better lives and stronger communities.


Accelerate your career at the NRF Foundation Student Program

Join us in NYC
Start making your plans now to join us at the NRF Foundation Student Program Jan. 13 - 16 for sessions with industry experts, mentoring opportunities with top executives, access to NRF 2022: Retail’s Big Show and more.
Scholarships to help
Realize your dream to join us in New York City with scholarships to help offset the cost of your trip, including opportunities for tech and supply chain majors with the NRF Foundation Ray Greenly Scholarship (due Nov. 19).

News from the blog

Five Below CEO on tenacity, authenticity and retail’s scorecard
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The List 2022 honoree Joel Anderson, CEO at Five Below, Inc., answers “20 Questions”
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Chewy CEO on innovating for pets and pet parents
Sumit Singh
Chewy, Inc. CEO Sumit Singh – an honoree on The List 2022 – answers "20 Questions"
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New NRF Foundation training strengthens supply chains
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The NRF Foundation has added a new course to its suite of credentials
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Finding value with The RealReal founder
Julie Wainwright
The RealReal Founder and CEO Julie Wainwright -- an honoree on The List 2022 -- answers "20 Questions"
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What drives the CEO of McDonald’s
Chris Kempczinski
The List 2022 honoree Chris Kempczinski answers “20 Questions”
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Introducing The Visionary 2022: Target CEO Brian Cornell
Headshot of Target CEO Brian Cornell in a blue shirt and red tie
Target Board Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Brian Cornell will receive The Visionary award from NRF
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Rise Up Credentials
Online training available now

The NRF Foundation training and credentialing program provides the skills to build a career in an industry that's a great place to start and grow. 

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Making Change

One of our most popular lessons in our retail skills credentials is an interactive calculator that teaches you how to make correct change. We’ve broken this feature out and made it available on its own for anyone to use.