The NATA Research & Education Foundation - the fundraising arm of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association - was established in 1991 as a 501(c) 3 tax exempt organization. Without research, the profession will not continue to advance. The NATA Foundation’s work benefits every athletic trainer and every company associated with the profession, as well as the physically active community at-large. The NATA Foundation leadership is dedicated to continuing this good work and elevating the status of the profession. The NATA Research & Education Foundation is the only 501(c) 3 non-profit dedicated to advancing the athletic training profession through research and education. The current NATA Foundation was incorporated in 1991 and established with grants from the NATA and Johnson & Johnson. During these past 25 years, the NATA Foundation has awarded more than 294 research grants totaling more than $4 million dollars and awarded almost $3 million to 1,490 students through our scholarship program. Additionally almost 5,000 presentations (oral and poster) have been provided through the Free Communications program.