Our Mission

The NATA Research and Education Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA). The Foundation champions research, supports education, and enhances knowledge to optimize the clinical experience and outcomes within the diverse patient populations served by the athletic training profession.

NATA Foundation Spotlight

Education Spotlight

Congratulations to the 2023 Scholarship Recipients!

The ERC has prepared timely and helpful compilations of resources to make the latest science behind EBP easily accessible for athletic trainers and other healthcare professionals. View past newsletters here. 

Research Spotlight

Congratulations to the 2023 Free Communications Awardees!

Join the ATRA Committee for a zoom chat series, Research CARES. The goal of the series is to discuss current topics and collaborate to improve patient care. Learn more. 



Support Spotlight

Did you know you can automate your annual gift to the NATA Foundation, and spread it out in monthly increments (making your giving more manageable with your household budget)?  Establishing recurring monthly gifts allows you to commit your support to the AT Profession (through the Foundation) then not worry about making your gift – it is done automatically.   Your giving instructions can be changed at anytime (no contracts involved).
You can enroll here.

Please Help Bridge The Gap

Many supported the NATA Foundation generously the past several years by participating in AmazonSmile.  This campaign donated a portion of sales directly to the NATA Foundation.  In 2022 alone, the Foundation received over $2,000 from AmazonSmile.

Unfortunately, the AmazonSmile program discontinued in February 2023.  The end of this fundraising tool creates a gap that we need your help to fill.

For those that are not currently a member of the Circle of Champions, we ask that you consider joining.  You can set up an automatic monthly gift that fits your budget.  In fact, if at least 20 new members would enroll, donating $10 per month – that would bridge the gap!

Would you please join the Circle of Champions today?

You can get more information/enroll here.

Nata Foundation Connect