Your Donation Makes a Difference

Donating to the NSCA Foundation is a unique experience, distinct from supporting other causes. When you contribute, you're not just offering your support; you're nurturing your own profession. Your donation is a valuable contribution to the Strength and Conditioning community, playing a pivotal role in advancing the field by investing in young professionals, coaches, and researchers. By making a donation, you are actively fostering the progress of your fellow NSCA members, furthering the profession that holds significant meaning for you. Since 2012, the NSCA Foundation has been fortunate to receive over 1,000 generous donations. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to these donors, as their support has enabled us to impact the lives of nearly 600 NSCA members through Grant and Scholarship awards.

Every donation, regardless of its size, carries a meaningful impact. Join us today and make your contribution NOW!

If you prefer to make your donation via check, please send your gift to the following address: NSCA Foundation, 1885 Bob Johnson Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80906.

Supporters who gift more than $200 will become esteemed members of our Partners of Excellence Program. For comprehensive information on the Partners of Excellence Program and its associated benefits, please visit our website

"The funding provided by the NSCA Foundation is unparalleled in the amount of support offered to students and researchers in support of the NSCA mission. These funds work directly to help the NSCA meet its ultimate mission of bridging the gap between science and practice."
Dr. Chad Kerksick, Grant Recipient, Lindenwood University

Contribution Options

Partners of Excellence

We invite you to join our most loyal members and supporters by investing in tomorrow's leaders, today. Join us as a Partner of Excellence giving program and help ensure that members of the NSCA have every advantage possible to advance the future of our profession.


  • Information on how to establish a Grant or Scholarship

    The National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation (NSCA Foundation) is an incorporated 501(c)3 non-profit organization established to solicit, receive and administer private support for members of the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

    There are many ways for donors to support the NSCA Foundation, but one of the most common is through the establishment of a grant or scholarship to assist members of the National Strength and Conditioning Association. This is an excellent opportunity to honor a person or persons, an event, or a cause.

    All contributions are fully tax-deductible and will be deposited in a permanently named fund.

    Establishing a Grant or Scholarship Program

    There are two options to create a grant or scholarship program with the NSCA Foundation.

    1.) 5-year Grant or Scholarship Program: Minimum 5-year commitment with a minimum of $2K paid annually to establish a named grant or scholarship.  Contributions will be made annually prior to the launch of the grant or scholarship cycle. *There is an annual administrative fee of 10% of the contributed amount. 

    2.) Grant or Scholarship Endowment: Endowed scholarships can be established with a single donation of $20,000. When a donor establishes an endowed program they may specify how the funds are to be used. NSCA Foundation staff is happy to work with donors to develop plans and are available to meet with individuals or groups to review the process and develop guidelines. *There is an annual administrative fee of 1% of the endowed amount calculated on the annual endowment value. 

    An endowment will pay an annual distribution that will be used as a grant or scholarship award. This donation will ensure the long-term sustainment of the grant or scholarship. Endowments create a legacy for donors and their families. Additional donations may be added to the endowed scholarship by the donor who established the endowed scholarship fund or other donors at any time.

    Endowment Spending

    Earnings from the investment are annually distributed. Recognizing the need for sustainable income to support the beneficiaries of endowments, spending will not exceed 5% of the average three-year balance of the December 31 market value of the portfolio.

    Distributions from endowment funds are managed by the Foundation and limited to the purposes and amounts indicated by the donor and within the bounds of the Foundation’s policies.

    Endowment accounts are audited annually as part of the annual audit of the Foundation performed by an external certified public accounting firm.

    Investment Policy

    The NSCA Foundation Board of Directors in support of the NSCA Foundation Investment Committee and Investment Manager is charged with the responsibility of investing the assets of the Foundation as a prudent investor would, given the distribution requirements, purposes, and circumstances of the Foundation.

    This standard requires the exercise of reasonable care, skill, and caution, and is to be applied to investments, not in isolation but in the context of the Foundation portfolio as a whole, and as part of an overall investment strategy that incorporates risk and return objectives reasonably suitable to the Foundation.

    The investment goal is to provide long-term stability and continuity to the management of the Foundation’s endowments. Foundation funds are invested to produce a maximum total return consistent with prudent risk limits.

    For more information on establishing a Grant or Scholarship, please email us at 

    Thank you for considering The NSCA Foundation for your charitable giving.

Your Support in Action

  • Research Grants
    Research Grants Number Awarded Amount Awarded
    GNC® Nutritional Research Grant 15 $53,029.34
    Graduate Research Grant - Master 41 $224,726.70
    Graduate Research Grant - Doctoral 79 $896,060.06
    Graduate Grant 5 $61,990.46
    Young Investigator Grant 30 $519,894.19
    Senior Investigator Grant 11 $342,387.21
    International Collaboration Grant 9 $393,231.50
    Directed Research Grant 4 $92,121.96
    TOTAL 194 $2,583,441.42
  • Financial Scholarships
    Financial Scholarships Number Awarded Amount Awarded
    Challenge Scholarship 262 $433,500.00
    High School Scholarship 48 $63,000.00
    Minority Scholarship 102 $161,500.00
    Power Systems Professional Scholarship 6 $6,500.00
    Women’s Scholarship 184 $223,011.00
    Jerry Martin Memorial Scholarship 9 $15,500.00
    Markus Paul Memorial Scholarship  1 $5,000
    Legacy Scholarship 1 $2,000
    TOTAL 613 $910,011.00
"The diverse range of scholarships and grants supported by the NSCA Foundation and its donors demonstrates a deep commitment to the future of professionals in the field of strength and conditioning."
Dr. Nicole Dabbs, University of California-San Bernardino

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