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IFA Foundation



The IFA Franchise Education and Research Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. The Foundation is supported through the generous contributions of IFA members and others. All contributions are tax deductible. 

For close to 35 years, the IFA Foundation has been at the forefront of serving the franchising community and supporting the mission of the IFA. Through the production of timely research, the establishment of an industry-leading certification program and by acting as a bridge between franchising and diverse communities, the Foundation helps to shape the future of franchising. To read about the Foundation’s flagship initiatives, access its resources and get involved in its programs, visit the IFA Foundation website or explore the programs that interest you most below:


Certified Franchise Executive program – learn about the industry-leading certification program that equips franchise executives for long-term success.


Research – access the latest publications of the IFA Foundation, and equip yourself with the latest facts and figures referenced by CEOs, policy makers and industry advocates.


VetFran program – over 630 franchise companies offer discounts to veterans under the umbrella of the VetFran program. Join us, or use our tools to find your next opportunity.


NextGen in Franchising – fostering the next generation of franchise talent, this program hosts a global entrepreneurship competition and provides scholarship, mentorship and opportunities.


Franchising Gives Back – highlighting, recognizing and encouraging the charitable work and volunteering by franchisors, franchisees and their employees – making an impact together!


Diversity Institute – working to ensure that franchising remains an inclusive and diverse community through education, opportunities and best practices.

Scholarships - the IFA Foundation has a number of scholarship opportunities and more information can be found on our scholarships page.





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