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 our 2020-2021 Scholarship Awardees!
You can view the full list of awardees here.

The winners of the 2020 Student Writing Contest have been announced.  Please see the list of winners here.

2020 and 2021 Scholarship and Student Writing Contest awardees will be  recognized during the 2021 Pinky Newell reception in Orlando.



Research Spotlight

Congratulations to the 2020 Research Award Recipients.  View this year’s recipients on the Awards Page.  These awardees will be recognized during NATA’s convention in Orlando (2021).

Congratulations to our 2020 Research Grant Recipients.  You can view this year’s recipients on the Grant Awardee Page.


Support Spotlight

Please join our Circle of Champions giving society.

Automating your monthly gift will support and sustain our research and education efforts while advancing the athletic training profession.
No gift is too large or too small, and when they accumulate over time, make a big impact.

Click here for more information.

Help the Foundation Secure $15,000 With Your Photos!

J&J is partnering with the NATA Foundation
J&J  will donate $1 for every photo donated through the Donate-A-Photo app, up to $15,000!
Please download the app from your device’s app store and donate a photo every day
June 15th through September 15th!
Together, we can advance the AT Profession 1 photo at a time.
Click here for more details.

Nata Foundation Connect