About the NRF Foundation

Building retail's next generation of talent

As the philanthropic arm of the National Retail Federation, the NRF Foundation builds the bridge between a growing industry with hundreds of thousands of open positions and job seekers around the country. Through education, training, scholarships and experiences for job seekers of all ages and backgrounds, we help more people take their first steps toward promising careers. The NRF and NRF Foundation share the real story of retail, celebrating the breadth and diversity of opportunities in an industry that offers a career for millions, and a first start for millions more.

a guy and a girl set of students talking to a lady at the student program career fair 2018

The NRF Foundation offers a wide variety of resources, tools and experiences to support and promote retail education, research and careers.

Providing scholarship programs for university students to support high-quality education for retail’s future leaders
NRF Student Association
Developing collegiate students through NRF Student Association membership
Training & Credentials
Building the workforce of the nation’s largest private employer through RISE Up, our suite of training and credential programs
University Membership
Partnering with dozens of universities around the country through NRF membership to offer research and exclusive education programs
Retail as a career
Showcasing the exciting career paths and roles available within the retail industry in order to bring awareness to the diversity of careers and the opportunities for career growth and advancement that retail offers
Retail employee at work
NRF Job Board
Demonstrating tangible proof of retail career opportunities through NRF’s Job Board to connect top retail employers with great talent
Talent Acquisition Group (TAG)
Connecting retail recruiters from different formats and brands to discuss talent challenges in retail through the Talent Acquisition Group

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